Dayton plans fundraisers with President Clinton, Soros and Senators
December 2, 2010 — 11:35am
DFLer Mark Dayton said he has a fundraiser scheduled for Dec. 13 to raise money for the gubernatorial recount that will be headlined by former President Bill Clinton and big dog Democratic donor George Soros. It will be held at Soros' home in New York City.
Also, he says he's asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other senators, including Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, to host a fundraiser for him in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 15.
Earlier this week, Dayton's campaign said it had raised $1 million to wage the recount fight. Republican Tom Emmer's campaign hasn't released its fundraising figures.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."