Clinton & Trump Look to Hamptons Parties for Boosts

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With less than three months until the presidential election, both candidates are turning to their biggest donors in the Hamptons for raising some much needed cash.

An event for G.O.P. nominee Donald J. Trump will be hosted at the residence of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson in East Hampton on Saturday night. Former Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Paul Kalikow, of Montauk, and investment firm manager Anthony Scaramucci are cohosts for the event. The other cohost will be Howard Lorber, chairman of the Southampton Hospital Foundation, who was recently named to Trump’s 13-person economic advisory council.

Meanwhile, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will pass up her usual end-of-summer vacation on the East End, choosing instead to spend her time here focused on her campaign. In a jam-packed three days, Clinton will personally attend up to nine events from August 28-30. These include a concert at Jimmy Buffett’s North Haven home and a variety of dinners with some of Clinton’s wealthiest backers.

Perhaps Mrs. Clinton’s biggest fundraiser will be hosted by Jonathan Tisch, CEO of Loews Corporation and part-owner of the New York Giants, and Bill Rudin, in Bridgehampton, where prices are $33,400 per plate.

Two other dinners are scheduled in Quogue and Southampton to be hosted by hedge fund manager Adam Sender and New York State Council on the Arts chairwoman Barbara Lee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and her husband Carl Spielvogel, a former U.S. ambassador to Slovakia who was appointed by President Bill Clinton.

The Clinton campaign will also be hosting a garden party that allows for family photos with the candidate for $10,000 as well as a more modest Southampton Beach Party with tickets beginning at $2,700. Because the maximum individual donation allowable to a campaign is $2,700, the rest of the money will go to the Democratic National Committee and other state party funds.

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