Kaine schedules Nashville fundraiser

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine has scheduled a high-dollar fundraising event in Nashville for Aug. 23, reports The Tennessean. The dinner and reception will be at Valentino’s Ristorante to benefit Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

An invitation for the Hillary Victory Fund campaign fundraiser obtained by the Tennessean lists a fundraising level of $33,400 per couple to serve as hosts of the event at the West End Avenue restaurant, which is co-owned by prominent Tennessee Democratic fundraiser Bill Freeman. Hosts who haul in that amount a host reception and receive preferred seating.

Attendees are to pay $10,000 a couple for the lower champion level, which includes cocktails and dinner.

Kaine, Clinton’s vice presidential candidate and a U.S. senator from Virginia, came to Nashville three years ago to be the keynote speaker of Jackson Day, the annual fundraiser for the Tennessee Democratic Party.

During the Democratic primary, Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, three times visited Nashville, which is home to Tennessee’s top Democratic donors, including Freeman and attorney Charles Robert Bone, who were both Nashville mayoral candidates last year.

Note: For the presidential campaign thourgh July 15, Clinton has already raised more than $1.8 million in Tennessee, according to the FEC. Trump’s Tennessee fundraising total is at $304,750.