Clinton to fundraise alongside possible 2020 contenders

Clinton to fundraise alongside possible 2020 contenders
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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonKoch brothers group won't back Stewart in Virginia Giuliani says his demand for Mueller probe to be suspended was for show Poll: GOP challenger narrowly leads Heitkamp in North Dakota MORE is set to fundraise for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) next month alongside several possible 2020 presidential contenders.

Clinton will speak at the DNC's annual Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, BuzzFeed News reports, a move that could rally Democratic donors who supported Clinton's 2016 campaign behind up-and-coming candidates. 

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSenate passes 6B defense bill Cuomo will not deploy National Guard to border over Trump family separation policy Colorado governor bars state resources for Trump family separation policy MORE (D-Calif.), a first-term senator considered to be a top potential contender to challenge President TrumpDonald John Trump20 weeks out from midterms, Dems and GOP brace for surprises Sessions responds to Nazi comparisons: 'They were keeping the Jews from leaving' Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week MORE in 2020, is set to deliver the group's keynote address. Another possible contender, Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandSenate passes 6B defense bill Congress must confront sexual abuse of military children The Hill's Morning Report — Can the economy help Republicans buck political history in 2018? MORE (D-N.Y.), will also speak.

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Clinton's appearance at the DNC fundraiser, aimed at spurring women to vote and getting to the party's goal of reaching 50 million voters by the next election, will be her first for the party since her stunning defeat in 2016, BuzzFeed noted.

A number of Democratic lawmakers and figures have questioned to what extent the party should affiliate itself with Clinton, who remains widely unpopular and is still the subject of Republican attacks in campaign advertising. 

Clinton, a former secretary of State and New York senator, is set to host a welcome reception for guests at the opening of the conference, according to BuzzFeed. 

The DNC is currently facing serious financial woes, as its rival Republican National Committee dwarfed it in 2017 - raising nearly double the committee's $67 million.