ANOTHER major fundraiser for Senator Hillary Clinton by leading Irish Americans will take place in Boston on September 7. It will be the latest in a series of fundraising events that Irish communities across the U.S. have been holding for the Democratic presidential frontrunner.
"The enthusiasm for Hillary is far greater among the Irish here than it ever was for John Kerry," stated one Boston insider who is connected to the fundraiser. "This is a very big event."
Over $250,000 was raised for Clinton in New York at an Irish American fundraiser hosted by actor Gabriel Byrne in April, and the Boston one may well come close to matching that total.
New Yorker Declan Kelly, CEO of Financial Dynamics, is once again a leading contributor, as he has been for all of the Irish fundraising for the senator. Stella O'Leary, who heads up Irish American Democrats, is also active in the event, as well as a number of leading Boston Irish business people.