Republican National Convention
Wednesday, August 02, 2000

Hillary's opponent coming to Cincinnati fund-raiser




By Howard Wilkinson
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Rodham Clinton discovered Cincinnati as a deep well of campaign dollars for her New York Senate campaign months ago. On Monday, Republican Rick Lazio will take his turn.

        The Republican congressman from Long Island will come to Cincinnati for a fund-raising event Monday at the Queen City Club, hosted by one of his GOP colleagues, U.S. Rep. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

        “Hillary's done pretty well here, but there are a lot of Republicans who'd like to help Rick,” Mr. Portman said Tuesday.

        “The people who have been helping me over the years will be helping him.”

        Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic candidate for the open Senate seat, has already been to Cincinnati twice for fund-raising events hosted by Stanley Chesley and Richard Lawrence, two Democratic trial lawyers who have raised millions for the Democratic party during the Clinton years.

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