Warner to fundraise for Ready for Hillary

Greg Nash

Sen. Mark WarnerMark WarnerPolicymakers face long road to financial technology regulation Liberal groups urge Schumer to reject Bayh for Banking gavel Why Yahoo's breach could turn the SEC into a cybersecurity tiger MORE (D-Va.) will be the "special guest" at a fundraiser next month for the group urging Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump's and Clinton's best jokes and jabs at Al Smith dinner Clinton pokes fun at Trump during charity dinner Trump booed at Al Smith dinner MORE to run for president. 

Warner is the latest Democrat to support the Ready for Hillary super-PAC, which has been raising small donations since last year to prepare for a possible Clinton run in 2016. 

Warner, who was viewed as a potential presidential candidate in past elections, will attend the low-dollar fundraiser in Richmond, Va., on Aug. 5. His home state colleague Sen. Tim Kaine (D) has already endorsed Clinton.

Ready for Hillary also posted an invitation to a young professionals fundraiser in Washington, D.C., which Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is slated to attend. 

A number of high-profile Democrats have already come out in support of Hillary Clinton or helped fundraise for the group, including Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). Freshman Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) helped host a fundraiser for the group over the weekend. 

On Tuesday, the group announced it raised $2.5 million in the second quarter of the year from more than 43,000 donors. It noted 98 percent of the donations were $100 or less.

Tickets to the Warner fundraiser range from $20 to $201.