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Clinton comes to Raleigh for $2,700-per-plate dinner

Posted July 21, 2015
Updated July 22, 2015

Kay Hagan arrived ahead of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she made a stop in North Carolina Wednesday evening for a private fundraiser at the home of a north Raleigh couple.
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— Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a quick stop in North Carolina Wednesday evening for a private fundraiser at the home of a north Raleigh couple.

The invitation suggests a donation of $2,700 per person to Clinton's presidential campaign.

Political science expert, David McLennan said he expects the candidiates will be making multiple stops in the state.

"I would say North Carolina is one of five or six states that is going to swing the election," he said. "(The candidates) are really fighting over a small number of voters, so those voters - 10 to 12 percent - that could go either way."

Jim Hunt, a Clinton supporter, admitted he does not like fundraising events.

"It is wrong to have money be such a big factor in American politics, and I think she will work hard to change that," he said.

Former Governors Jim Hunt and Bev Perdue attended the fundraiser. Former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan was also in attendance.

Wednesday was Clinton's first visit to the Tar Heel State since she announced her run.

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  • Will Sonnett Jul 23, 2015
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    I notice in the photos that no one looks happy. The closest to a smile is the vapidly grinning Bev Perdue. Why is no one happy about Hillary?

  • August West Jul 23, 2015
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  • Dunkin Barnes Jul 22, 2015
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    you need a hug. kiss kiss

  • Terry Lightfoot Jul 22, 2015
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    GUNS...the answer for all of societies ills...NOT

  • Terry Lightfoot Jul 22, 2015
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    No Mike...my choice for the worst SOS would be William Jennings Bryan who resigned the office after then President Woodrow Wilson sent a 2nd letter of protest to the German government for the sinking of the British oceanliner Lusitania by a German sub...over 1100 people died when the ship sank.
    Bryan felt the protest letter was too 'harsh'.....talk about a p**888y - he was basically a pacifist who refused to stand up to Germany....that my friend would be the worst ever.

  • Tracie Brown Jul 22, 2015
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    http://hillaryspeeches.com/
    The "not so secret location"
    On Wednesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton attended private fundraisers in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. She began by visiting a private fundraiser at the home of Cindy Shapira in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania. Shapira is a activist and the wife of, David Shapira, the former CEO of the Giant Eagle grocery chain.

    After leaving Pennsylvania, Clinton went to North Carolina where she attended a fundraiser hosted by George and Christine Reddin in Raleigh. Among those attending the event were former Governors Jim Hun and Bev Perdue and former Senator Kay Hagan. Both events were closed to the press, so no videos or details are available.

  • Dunkin Barnes Jul 22, 2015
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    you're living a dream if you think liberals don't have guns. they just don't want you to have any

  • Paul Weaver Jul 22, 2015
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    Or better yet, give it to the Wake Co animal shelter. Save a life instead of feeding a fat cat.

  • Rick Fetter Jul 22, 2015
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    Don't mind her, she only came to NC to use the ATM.

  • Barbara Sossomon Jul 22, 2015
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    I do too. It is in the North Hills area. Which probably why I saw the Secret Service around that area at lunch time.

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