White House correspondent April Ryan to moderate fundraising event for Buttigieg

White House correspondent April Ryan to moderate fundraising event for Buttigieg
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CNN political analyst April Ryan is set to moderate a "grassroots fundraising event" for 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegCindy McCain joins board of Biden's presidential transition team Billionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - GOP closes ranks to fill SCOTUS vacancy by November MORE.

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Tickets for the event will be priced as high as $500. It will take place Saturday in Washington, D.C.

The promotion for the event was first flagged by @PolPartyTime, which is managed by Open Secrets, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that tracks political fundraisers.

A Buttigieg campaign spokesperson confirmed to The Hill that Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, is not being paid for her services for the event.

The Hill has reached out to American Urban Radio Networks and CNN for comment.

Ryan, who had heated confrontations with former White House press secretaries Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerKellyanne Conway to leave White House at end of month Pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk launch new program on Newsmax TV The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Supreme Court's unanimous decision on the Electoral College MORE and Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersSarah Sanders on Trump's reported war dead criticism: 'Those comments didn't happen' Sarah Sanders memoir reportedly says Trump joked she should hook up with Kim Jong Un McEnany stamps her brand on White House press operation MORE Sanders when daily press briefings were held in the Trump era, publicly lauded Buttigieg last month after the South Bend, Ind., mayor invited her to be his guest at a Congressional Black Caucus dinner in September.

"Thank you @PeteButtigieg for inviting me to be your guest at the CBC Dinner. The last time I was invited to the dinner by a presidential candidate was @barackobama. You know what happened after that!" she wrote to her more than 570,000 followers on Twitter. 

Buttigieg is currently fourth in the RealClearPolitics index of polls with 5.6 percent support. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from Trump-Biden debate clash The Memo: Debate or debacle? Democrats rip Trump for not condemning white supremacists, Proud Boys at debate MORE is currently the front-runner in the index, garnering 29.4 percent support to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren won't meet with Barrett, calling Trump's nomination an 'illegitimate power grab' The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's tax bombshell | More election drama in Pennsylvania | Trump makes up ground in new polls New Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments MORE's 23.4 percent and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump, Biden clash over health care as debate begins Biden calls Trump a 'liar' and a 'clown' at first debate Biden mocks Trump campaign debate claims: 'I've got my earpiece and performance enhancers ready' MORE's (I-Vt.) 15.4 percent.