Hillary birthday bash nets $1 million

Oct. 26, 2007 at 9:32 AM

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., collected $1 million in New York in a campaign fundraiser on the eve of her 60th birthday.

The bash Thursday night at the Beacon Theater attracted stars from Hollywood and Washington with Rocker Elvis Costello and comedian Billy Crystal among the headliners, CNN reported Friday.

Former President Bill Clinton attended along with New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer; Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; and Rep. Charlie Rangel, D- N.Y.; and Gov. John Corzine of New Jersey.

Balcony seats for the show cost $100 while the most expensive tickets sold for $2,300, the maximum allowed by the Federal Election Commission.

Last Sunday, Hollywood director Rob Reiner sang "Happy Birthday, Mrs. President" during a lavish party he threw for Clinton at his home in Los Angeles.

A spokesman for the Republican National Committee said Clinton has a long wish list of her birthday that will cost U.S. taxpayers some $750 billion.

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