By Jack Fink


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DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Hillary Clinton is bringing her campaign to North Texas to raise money for her Presidential campaign. The Wednesday evening event is being held at the home of Frank and Debbie Branson.

The Clinton campaign isn’t saying how much it hopes to raise — campaigns rarely talk about that publicly. But supporters say it’s a sold-out event.

Mrs. Clinton, the former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator from New York, and First Lady, is heavily favored to win the Democratic nomination against former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders. She was also an overwhelming favorite in 2008, but lost the primary to then Senator Barack Obama.

Supporters like Regina Montoya say it will be different this time. “She is working as hard as she can. She has a number of events she is going to across the country. She’s been to Iowa, she’s been to New Hampshire, she’s been to Nevada, so this is a candidate who is taking nothing for granted.”

The fundraiser is also attracting the Texas Republican Party. Spokesman Aaron Whitehead says they’re bringing a large computer server with a red bow on it. He says the goal is to remind voters that as Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton used a private email account and private server instead of her government email account.

As for Regina Montoya, she says many area Democrats are excited about Mrs. Clinton’s campaign and that she will be here in North Texas, even if briefly. She’ll attend a fundraiser in Austin Thursday.

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