(CNN) – New York Rep. Charlie Rangel is embroiled in an ethics investigation that has already claimed his position as the chairman of a powerful House committee, but the 20-term congressman still wants to be re-elected.
The proof is in an invitation to a "birthday gala" being held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City that was sent to supporters Tuesday by Rangel's re-election campaign.
Former President Bill Clinton delivered his birthday wishes at the beginning of a video montage that accompanied the invitation. The video also touted a performance by The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
A minimum campaign contribution of $200 is required to attend the party as a "special guest," but the best seats will presumably be reserved for "Sponsors" who donate $2,500.