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Last night’s Georgetown fundraiser for Clark Ray‘s D.C. Council campaign saw a visit from an old friend of the candidate: shoulda-been First Lady Tipper Gore.

Ray spent eight years with the Gores, including a stint as Tipper’s chief of staff during her husband’s 2000 presidential run.

Campaign mastermind Peter Rosenstein says the event, at the former Pamela Harriman mansion, attracted about 250 150. He named some attendees to LL: Ex-Indiana congressman Phil Sharp, ex-Hillary Clinton flack Kiki McLean, Dorothy Ford (Harold Ford Jr.‘s mom), plus locals Kenny Barnes, Carlene Cheatam, Greg Rhett, and…Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans.

Rosenstein estimates that the event put $50,000 in Ray’s coffers for his challenge to Phil Mendelson.

Photo by Scott Henrichsen, courtesy of Peter Rosenstein