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2016 Election

Guess Who’s Filling in for Hillary at Fundraisers?

Written by Philip Hodges

Hillary can’t cancel her fundraising tour just because she’s sick with pneumonia and suffering fainting spells. The show must go on.

It’s just that she’s not going to be there over the next couple days while she takes a doctor-prescribed break.

She does have a replacement though. It’s none other than her husband Bill. From Deadline:

Bill Clinton will be stepping in tomorrow for his pneumonia-plagued wife at the pricey fundraisers set for Seth MacFarlane and Barry Diller’s homes, campaign sources confirm to Deadline.

Hollywood’s O.G. favorite Democrat, the 42nd President of the United States will now headline the lunch at the Family Guy creator’s pad and the “Conversation and Dinner With Hillary Clinton” at the IAC Chairman and Diane von Furstenberg’s home on Tuesday.

This substitution at the deep-pocket events shows not only how the Clinton campaign plans to keep going while the candidate takes a few days off as her doctor recommended but also how much Hollywood support and dollars mean to them. While sympathetic to the sick former Secretary of State, guests at the $50,000-max-a-ticket MacFarlane fundraiser and the $100,000-a-couple dinner were starting to grumble about the secretive campaign’s last-minute decision to reveal the true state of her health and the cancellation on September 11.

The campaign most assuredly wished to keep it all a secret for as long as they possibly could. They were forced to comment on it when video of the incident went viral. The video was way too clear in what it showed for the campaign not to respond in some way. There wasn’t any way they could spin it as some crazy conspiracy theory any longer.

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