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Condoleezza Rice coming to D.C. for super PAC fundraiser

Chris Moody, Yahoo News
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Condoleezza Rice (Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP)

Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice will join a fundraiser later this month for a super PAC that supports Republican women, Yahoo News has learned.

The event will raise money for "ShePAC," which works to elect conservative women to Congress, and is scheduled for June 25 at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. It is the first time that Rice has participated in a Washington-area political fundraiser this election cycle.

The group, which formed in February and is acronym for "Support, Honor and Elect," has invited nearly 50 female lawmakers and congressional candidates to attend. Rice is planning to give a foreign policy briefing before the reception, followed by a VIP reception and a general cocktail hour.

"From football to foreign affairs, Secretary Rice brings an impressive level of passion to all of her interests," said ShePAC co-founders Teri Christoph, Suzanne Haik Terrell and Tim Crawford in a joint statement. "She will share her experiences, views and advice at our kickoff reception."

According to the latest Federal Election Commission report filed on March 31, ShePAC has raised about $31,000 this year. Despite the male-dominated nature of super PAC giving this cycle, 68 percent of the money raised by the group has been donated by women, the organization says.

Tickets to the event range from $250 to $50,000.

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