Booker, Buttigieg, Bullock in Chicago for presidential fundraising

Mark Kelly, running for an Arizona Senate seat, and his wife, former Rep. Gabby Giffords, will be in Chicago on Thursday for fundraising.

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Democratic presidential hopeful New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has at least four Chicago-area fundraisers Thursday, according to invitations obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.

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WASHINGTON — Presidential hopeful Cory Booker will be in Chicago on Thursday for fundraising and other events with rivals Pete Buttigieg and Steve Bullock in the city in the coming days.

Booker has at least four Chicago-area fundraisers Thursday, according to invitations obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, returning to the city for the first time since July.

The tab for each event ranges from $250 to $2,800. At 1 p.m. Booker will be in Highland Park for a reception, with the hosts including activists Dana Gordon and Steve Sheffey.

After that, Booker will be in Edgewater for “coffee and conversation” hosted by Caroline and Keat Crown; Wendy Heltzer; Alicia Resnicoff; Carla Sanchez-Palacios; and Wendy Serrino. In the late afternoon, Booker will be in Evanston at an event where the co-hosts are Tom Lee; Lisa Oldham and Billy Anderson; and Isabel and Andy Schultz.

In the evening, Booker wraps up in Elmhurst, at a reception where the hosts include Jill Hayes; Jill Hennessy; and Alpita Shah.

Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor who was leading the Democratic pack when it comes to fundraising in Illinois for the first half of the year, returns to Chicago on Friday for a fundraiser where the co-hosts include Democratic megadonor Dan Tierney of Wicklow Capital and banker David Jacobson, an Obama ambassador to Canada and a leader of Obama’s 2008 finance team. The ticket runs from $500 to $2,800.

Bullock, the Montana governor, hits Lincoln Park on Tuesday for a fundraiser where the co-hosts include Alan Solow, a major Obama fundraiser and Democratic activist, and Lucy Moog, the 43rd Ward committeeman. The cost runs from $100 to $2,800.

Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords fundraising for Arizona Senate seat

Mark Kelly, running for an Arizona Senate seat, and his wife, former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., hit Chicago for a series of fundraisers. Giffords left Congress after being shot in the head in 2011 by a gunman wounding 13 in all at a “Congress at your corner” event in Tucson, Arizona.

Invest to Elect is hosting a lunchtime event downtown for Kelly. After that, JACPAC, a national political action committee headquartered in Highland Park, is hosting a dessert reception for Kelly, a former astronaut.

In the evening, Cook County Board member Larry Suffredin is among the hosts for Kelly and Giffords.

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