Chelsea Clinton hits Chicago for Hillary fundraiser on Sept. 23

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves as her daughter Chelsea Clinton looks on during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 28, 2016. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP

WASHINGTON — Chelsea Clinton hits Chicago on Sept. 23 to headline a fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund to benefit the presidential campaign of her mom, Hillary, at the home of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn and her husband, Brett Nolan.

The price range for the “Conversation with Chelsea” is $1,000 to be a “fighter,” which includes a photo with Chelsea, to $2,500 to be listed as a “co-host” and attend a VIP reception.

Before the Chicago fundraiser, Chelsea will be in Lansing, Michigan, for a breakfast event, where the tab ranges from $250 to $5,000 per couple.

As earlier reported, Hillary Clinton will be in Chicago on Sept. 29 for a fundraiser targeting lawyers, and vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., has two events in Chicago on Sept. 14.

Chelsea is being marketed to a political up-and-coming crowd who can only afford less costly events.

The tab for Clinton’s Sept. 29 early evening reception, according to an invitation obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, runs from $2,700 for one ticket to $33,400 per table contributed or raised from other people, which includes a photo with Clinton, to $150,000 to donate or raise, which includes a VIP reception with Clinton.

Kaine headlines a Sept. 14 event at the home of Bernadette Keller and her husband, Bill Daley, President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff and President Bill Clinton’s former commerce secretary.

The other hosts at the Daley reception are Globetrotters Engineering CEO Niranjan Shah — who was a major donor to former President Clinton, former now-imprisoned Gov. Rod Blagojevich and others — and his daughter, Smita Shah, who also has become a major Democratic contributor. The other hosts are Susan Berghoef and Craig Martin, both Chicago lawyers.

The tab for the Daley event runs from $10,000 to contribute or raise — which gets the donor into a VIP reception — to $50,000, which includes a photo with Kaine.

Kaine also is the draw at a reception at the home of De and Paul Gray, the art dealer. The other hosts are John Atkinson, the insurance executive and major Democratic donor; Lilli Scheye, a Weigel Broadcasting executive; Jane and Bob Clark, the CEO of Clayco; Grace Tsao-Wu of Tabula Tua, also a major Dem donor, and Steve Cohen.

The price points are $5,000, which includes a photo with Kaine; $7,500 for a photo and a campaign briefing; and $25,000 to contribute or raise, which includes a VIP reception.

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