Buttigieg plans NY fundraiser with Michael J. Fox
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Award-winning actor Michael J. Fox and Rep. Kathleen RiceKathleen Maura RiceTop Democrats demand answers on DHS plans to deploy elite agents to sanctuary cities Buttigieg plans NY fundraiser with Michael J. Fox House Dems demand answers regarding holding of Iranian-Americans at border MORE (D-N.Y.) are set to attend a fundraiser for former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegReuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he'll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren Buttigieg guest-hosts for Jimmy Kimmel: 'I've got nothing else going on' MORE (D) next month following the Iowa caucuses. 

The Feb. 5 event, titled “An Evening With Mayor Pete Buttigieg,” will be held in New York City. Available tickets for the event range from “supporter” level at $500 to “champion” level at $2,800.

Less expensive tickets, ringing in at $54 were available for young professionals, and $250 were also available for “friend” level donations.


The event is not the first star-studded fundraiser for Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. In July, Ellen DeGeneres and Sean Hayes co-hosted a reception for the former mayor in Los Angles. The event was attended by other celebrities, including Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi and Chelsea Handler.  

In April, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and actor Bradley Whitford teamed up for a fundraiser for Buttigieg.

The event is scheduled for just two days after the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. According to a RealClearPolitics polling average for the critical first race of the 2020 Democratic nomination, Buttigieg is polling third among Iowa voters behind Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Poll: Trump, Biden in dead heat in 2020 matchup Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers, state governors talk coronavirus, stimulus package and resources as pandemic rages on MORE (I-Vt.) in first place and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Poll: Trump, Biden in dead heat in 2020 matchup Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner MORE.

Sanders currently has a 24.2 percent average support among several Iowa polls, compared with Biden’s 21 percent and Buttigieg’s 16.8 percent.  

Buttigieg will also attend a breakfast fundraiser on Feb. 6 while in New York, New York Times reporter Shane Goldmacher shared on Twitter on Tuesday.


Rice endorsed Buttigieg last year among the crowded field of 2020 Democrats after Former Texas Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke slams Texas official who suggested grandparents risk their lives for economy during pandemic Hispanic Caucus campaign arm unveils non-Hispanic endorsements Five Latinas who could be Biden's running mate MORE (D) dropped out of the race. 

"Pete has demonstrated an unmatched ability and willingness to reach voters from across the political spectrum. He has introduced bold, yet commonsense policies that will address both our nation's long- and short-term challenges, and has avoided the divisive rhetoric that too often derails these important conversations," Rice said in a statement shared by the Buttigieg campaign.