The Edwards camp is blasting Clinton's fundraiser Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Sen. John Edwards’s presidential campaign criticized Sen. Hillary Clinton Tuesday in a low donor fundraising appeal that rebukes her for holding a high dollar fundraiser with Washington lobbyists.
Joe Trippi, an advisor to the former North Carolina Democratic senator, described Clinton’s afternoon fundraiser as the “’poster child’ for what is wrong with Washington and what should never happen again with a candidate running for the highest office in the land,” in an email sent to supporters.
Trippi specifically takes the New York Democrat to task for this homeland security themed event where contributors will rub elbows with powerful Congressional Democrats.
"Tickets for the Clinton fundraiser are $1,000 a ticket and $25,000 per bundler," Trippi continued. "And for that money you get more than a meal—you get to attend one-hour breakout sessions in four different areas of homeland security that will include House Committee Chairs and members of Congress who sit on the very committees that will be voting on homeland security legislation."
"The American people know that the system in Washington has become corroded and corrupt—that the nation's capital is awash in campaign money from lobbyists seeking to gain influence to impact legislation," he added.
Responding to Trippi's comments, Clinton spokesman Phil Singer said, "Increasingly negative attacks against other democrats aren’t going to end the war, deliver universal health care or turn John Edwards' flagging campaign around."
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney