INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Hillary Clinton is coming to town. The Democratic candidate for president will hold an Indianapolis fundraiser on June 22.
The Clinton campaign is already on the ground with a paid staffer at work in Indiana.
That’s very unusual, especially because she’s a Democrat and this is a Red state.
Her campaign has already conducted organizing meetings in six Indiana cities, including Indianapolis, and will conduct another in Evansville on Thursday.
The June 22 fundraiser will be held at the home of Cindy Simon Skjodt, a longtime contributor to Democrats.
Tickets are $2,700 each, part of a Clinton goal to raise $100 million by the end of the year.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign has a goal of organizing in all 50 states by the end of June.
She is planning a formal campaign kickoff June 13 and one of the things organizers are doing is putting together house parties to watch that event.
Clinton clearly hopes to win support here in Indiana based off her relationship with former governor and Senator Evan Bayh. Bayh has already sent out a fundraising letter on her behalf.
And here’s a piece of political trivia that just might be worth remembering: While in 2008 Barack Obama became the first Democrat to win Indiana in 44 years, he lost to Hillary Clinton in the Indiana primary that year.
She has some support here.