HILLARY CLINTON TRAVELS TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD FOR FUNDRAISING EVENTS




Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is on Martha’s Vineyard where was attending several fundraising events on Saturday.
The Clinton motorcade along with guests including Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr were pictured arriving for a ‘Summer Reception with Hillary.’
On Friday evening, she celebrated her husband and former president Bill Clinton’s 70th birthday on the island, according to CNN.
It was not clear if President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle, who are currently on the Vineyard for their annual summer vacation, joined the Clintons for the celebration.
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives on her campaign plane at Martha's Vineyard on Saturday where she was attending several fundraising events
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives on her campaign plane at Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday where she was attending several fundraising events
The Clinton motorcade was pictured arriving for a fundraiser to benefit the Hillary Clinton campaign on Saturday on the island on Saturday afternoon
The Clinton motorcade was pictured arriving for a fundraiser to benefit the Hillary Clinton campaign on Saturday on the island on Saturday afternoon
Guests including Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr was also pictured arriving for the 'Summer Reception with Hillary' in Edgartown
Guests including Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr was also pictured arriving for the ‘Summer Reception with Hillary’ in Edgartown
A Clinton aide told ABC the 42nd president was celebrating his birthday with family and friends.
The Clinton fundraiser on Saturday was held at the Edgartown home of Clinton supporters Frank and Carol Biondi.
To attend the fundraiser, tickets sold for $27,000 as a host, $2,700 to attend as a ‘fighter’ and $1,000 as an advocate, according to The Martha’s Vineyard Times.
Island host committee members include the Biondis, who hosted a fundraiser for Clinton last year, the newspaper reported.
The event was held at the home of Clinton supporters Frank and Carol Biondi
The event was held at the home of Clinton supporters Frank and Carol Biondi
Guests walk along Pleasant Avenue in Edgartown as they head towards a private residence for the Clinton fundraiser 
Guests walk along Pleasant Avenue in Edgartown as they head towards a private residence for the Clinton fundraiser 
Attendees for Saturday's event on the Vineyard make their way to a home in Edgartown
Attendees for Saturday’s event on the Vineyard make their way to a home in Edgartown
To attend the fundraiser, tickets sold for $27,000 as a host, $2,700 to attend as a 'fighter' and $1,000 as an advocate
To attend the fundraiser, tickets sold for $27,000 as a host, $2,700 to attend as a ‘fighter’ and $1,000 as an advocate
The host committee also includes Bonnie and Merle Berger, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Jill and Ken Iscol, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Nancy and Chuck Parrish, Barbara Lee, Linda Whitlock, and Marc Cumsky.
Earlier on Saturday, Clinton attended a private, two-hour fundraiser at the Nantucket home of former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Elizabeth Frawley Bagley.
Saturday’s summer reception was one of several fundraisers Clinton is scheduled to attend on the island this weekend. 
She is set to attend another fundraiser on Sunday, a ‘Summer Celebration with Hillary,’ in Provincetown with singer and special guest Cher.
Clinton is pictured silhouetted in the window of her campaign plane reading materials as she arrives in Nantucket, Massachusetts on Saturday
Clinton is pictured silhouetted in the window of her campaign plane reading materials as she arrives in Nantucket, Massachusetts on Saturday
Clinton steps from her campaign plane as she arrives at Nantucket Memorial Airport on Saturday
Clinton steps from her campaign plane as she arrives at Nantucket Memorial Airport on Saturday
Earlier on Saturday, she attended a private, two-hour fundraiser at the Nantucket home of former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Elizabeth Frawley Bagley
Earlier on Saturday, she attended a private, two-hour fundraiser at the Nantucket home of former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Elizabeth Frawley Bagley
People wave to Clinton's passing motorcade as it departs a fundraiser in Nantucket
People wave to Clinton’s passing motorcade as it departs a fundraiser in Nantucket
Later that day, she will attend a dinner reception in Osterville on Cape Cod, according to NECN.
clinton has been to more than 10 fundraisers in the first half of the month, hitting mansions in Miami and enjoying a private performance by Aretha Franklin in Detroit.
She has keeping up the pace, with her trip to Martha’s Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast and to California next week.  
Clinton is on track to top the $90 million she raised for her campaign and Democratic allies in July. 
Her campaign has been hard at work in the battleground states, eyeing the start of early voting in some places next month.  
Obama is currently his last summer on Martha’s Vineyard as president, and his visit is scheduled to come to an end on Sunday.
Earlier this week, Obama came under fire for not suspending his summer vacation to survey the damage in flood-hit Louisiana.
The White House said he will visit the southern state next week.
President Barack Obama is seated in the presidential vehicle as his motorcade leaves his family's rented vacation home in Chilmark, Massachusetts on Martha's Vineyard on Saturday
President Barack Obama is seated in the presidential vehicle as his motorcade leaves his family’s rented vacation home in Chilmark, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday
Obama is on his annual summer vacation on the Vineyard with the first family
Obama is on his annual summer vacation on the Vineyard with the first family
 Obama enjoys a round of a golf earlier this month while on Martha's Vineyard. His visit on the island  is scheduled to come to an end on Sunday
 Obama enjoys a round of a golf earlier this month while on Martha’s Vineyard. His visit on the island  is scheduled to come to an end on Sunday
‘The president is mindful of the impact that his travel has on first responders and wants to ensure that his presence does not interfere with ongoing recovery efforts,’ it said in a statement.
‘He is also eager to get a first-hand look at the impact of the devastating floods.’
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence traveled to Louisiana on Friday to survey the damage that killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands more. 
He had told reporters earlier that he believed the president should be there, echoing calls from residents and The Advocate newspaper for the president to interrupt his two-week vacation to make an appearance.
Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards said he is glad Obama waited to visit because the security requirements and highway closures ‘won’t have the adverse impact it would have if it had been this week.

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