June 26, 2015

Hillary Clinton postpones Philly fundraiser to attend Charleston pastor's funeral

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers her "official launch speech" at a campaign kick off rally in Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York City, June 13, 2015.

Hillary Clinton has postponed a fundraiser in Philadelphia Friday to attend the funeral of slain South Carolina Sen. Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the fundraiser scheduled for the Democratic presidential candidate was expected to yield several hundred thousand dollars and was to be hosted by Comcast Corp. executive David L. Cohen, with tickets costing $2,700 each.

Information on if and when the campaign fundraiser, which was set to take place at Cohen’s Mount Airy home, will be held has not be announced.

Read the full Philadelphia Inquirer article here.