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Marc Lasry Seeking to Raise $270,000 in Clinton's First Week

Marc Lasry, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group, speaks during the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The conference brings together hundreds of chief executive officers, senior government officials and leading figures in the global capital markets for discussions on social, political and economic challenges.

Marc Lasry, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group, speaks during the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The conference brings together hundreds of chief executive officers, senior government officials and leading figures in the global capital markets for discussions on social, political and economic challenges.

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Marc Lasry, co-founder of $13 billion investment firm Avenue Capital Group, is seeking to raise $270,000 in the first week of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

After the former U.S. secretary of state announced her candidacy for president Sunday afternoon, her campaign asked donors and supporters to get 10 friends to give the primary maximum of $2,700 each, for a total of $27,000. So Lasry sent an e-mail to contacts saying he would “love to try to raise 270,” he said in a telephone interview. “The big thing here is, let’s just get people involved.”