Clinton sees $$ in protestors’ wake
WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton got a rapturous response from a mostly female audience at a fundraiser on Wednesday evening. Many in the audience urged her to stay in the race for the Democratic White House nomination against rival Barack Obama.
But at least two demonstrators dissented, standing and interrupting her speech before being led out of the room.
Clinton, a senator from New York, was not thrown off. “I welcome that,” she said, saying strong opinions were part of the American birthright. “It’s who we are.”
The former first lady, who disclosed earlier that she loaned another $6.4 million to her campaign, said she hoped the protestors made another kind of contribution in addition to disrupting her remarks. “I hope they paid to come.”