Live from New York, it's Hillary Clinton

"Hillary Clinton for President Debt Relief" announces a fundraiser, a "conversation" complete with celebrity host and special guest star.

Published December 4, 2008 4:00PM (EST)

With time running out before she would, if confirmed, take office as secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is putting new effort into the fundraising that's necessary for her to pay off her presidential campaign's debt.

Hillary Clinton for President Debt Relief sent out an e-mail Thursday morning inviting supporters to "Hillary Live! A Conversation with Senator Hillary Clinton," which will take place in New York City on Monday, Dec. 15. The event will feature a special guest -- Bill Clinton, natch -- and will be hosted by "Ugly Betty's" America Ferrara. (Jerry Lewis, apparently, was unavailable.) They're asking between $50 and $1,000 for tickets.

As of the end of October, the campaign still owed almost $7.5 million. The campaign can still raise money if and when Clinton takes office as secretary of State, but by law she could no longer be directly involved, and the lack of the marquee name would likely hamper fundraising efforts.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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