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 ClintonHillicon Valley: Trump's exclusive interview with Hill.TV | Trump, intel officials clash over Russia docs | EU investigating Amazon | Military gets new cyber authority | Flynn sentencing sparks new questions about Mueller probe READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV Keeping up with Michael Avenatti 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 HarrisTrump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle Booker: It would be ‘irresponsible’ not to consider running for president Senate Democrats: Kavanaugh’s classmate must testify MORE (D-Calif.), a first-term senator considered to be a top potential contender to challenge President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE in 2020, is set to deliver the group's keynote address. Another possible contender, Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand: Kavanaugh accuser shouldn't participate in 'sham' hearing Booker: It would be ‘irresponsible’ not to consider running for president Ex-GOP donor urges support for Dems in midterms: 'Democracy is at stake' 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.