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Bill Clinton to headline Mikulski fundraiser

Incumbent Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski may be leading in the polls by double digits and enjoying a big financial edge over a little-known Republican opponent. But that isn't stopping her from raising money like she's in the race of her life.

Recently, she called upon Vice President Joe Biden to be the draw at a fundraising breakfast in Chevy Chase. And next month she'll benefit when Bill Clinton lends his star power to an event for her in Montgomery County.

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Prospective donors are invited to join the former president at a cocktail reception and buffet dinner on Sunday, Oct. 10. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will also be a "special guest," according to a copy of the invitation posted on the Sunlight Foundation's website; a portion of the money raised that night will go to the Maryland Democratic Party.

Mikulski was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential candidacy, and the Clintons have been very good about remembering their friends in the 2010 election, even those, like Maryland's senior Democrat, who don't appear to need much help.The event is to be held at the Bethesda home of Mark L. Joseph, former president of Yellow Cab of Baltimore and now head of Veolia Transportation's North American operations, which covers transportation services in at least 22 states and two Canadian provinces and calls itself the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit on the continent.

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According to the invitation, Mikulski will get the first $2,400 of each individual donation ($5,000 from political action committees). The state party gets the next $10,000 ($5,000 from PACs). No ticket price is listed on the invitation but small donors don't seem to be the target audience.

Those listed as hosts for the event include Ann Lewis, an adviser to both Clintons adviser who once worked for Mikulski; former Clinton Justice department official Jamie Gorelick; big-time Democratic money man Michael Bronfein of Baltimore; and the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Lainy Lebow-Sachs, longtime aide to former Gov. and Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer; and Annapolis lobbyist Scott Livingston.

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