A single fundraiser ticket costs $2,700, the maximum lawful amount allowed before nominee selection. On April 12, John Podesta, a top adviser to Clinton, told alumni of her first presidential campaign in an email: "It's official: Hillary's running for president."
Meanwhile, the Republican Party of Minnesota held a press conference Monday afternoon to denounce her fundraiser, calling her "shady" and "untrustworthy" a handful of times.
What they're saying
"Hillary Clinton's past is one of secrecy and scandal, but voters are wising up and want her to come clean with them. Polls are showing that a majority of everyday people do not see Hillary as honest or trustworthy. From accepting foreign donations while Secretary of State, to her private email server, to her comments on the Benghazi disaster, it is no wonder voters do not trust her. Now, Clinton is coming to Minnesota, and as per usual will dodge answering any questions." - Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Keith Downey
"Bernie Sanders visited Minnesota in May and now this month we are welcoming Hillary Clinton to our great state. We expect to see all of the presidential candidates visit Minnesota sometime this summer," he said. "Minnesota DFLers are excited to elect the next Democratic president in 2016. DFLers know this person will continue President Barack Obama's work to provide opportunity for all, invest in the middle class and grow the economy." - DFL Chairman Ken Martin