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Hillary Clinton to host fundraiser for Brown

Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to host a fundraiser for  Maryland's Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown later this month, according to an invitation sent to Brown supporters Friday afternoon.

The former secretary of state will be the second Clinton to raise cash for Brown, the Democratic nominee for governor who took in more than $1 million in a single day when former President Bill Clinton hosted an event in May.

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Since leaving the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton has worked the speaking circuit, done a book tour and ramped up public appearances as she weighs a potential 2016 presidential bid.  Her Sept. 30 fundraiser for Brown is scheduled to be held at a private home in the wealthy D.C. suburb of Potomac, the invitation said.

In Maryland, Brown set fundraising records in the primary, amassing more than $12 million. But he has been relatively short on cash since winning the nomination on June 24, and in August lagged behind his Republican opponent Larry Hogan in cash on hand.

Most observers considered that advantage to be temporary, since Hogan received a $2.6 million grant in July by opting in Maryland's public financing system and is prohibited from raising any more money.

Maryland's Republican Party, however, is allowed to raise millions more on Hogan's behalf. This week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, headlined a high-dollar event that organizers said raised more than $400,000.

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