GILLIBRAND is in a very comfortable lead in her own race, so she’s turning to what’s become a priority for the New York senator. Making sure she has a lot of Democratic female company in Congress.

From Buzzfeed:

The money raised today at Gillibrand’s $800-per-plate lunch will be split evenly among four female senate candidates ““ Nevada’s Shelley Berkely, North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin, and Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono. Gillibrand’s campaign expects to raise $250,000 at the event, hosted at a law firm in midtown Manhattan, her spokesman, Glen Caplin, said.

[… On Sept. 15, Gillibrand wrote to her supporters about New York House candidate Grace Meng, who if elected will be the first Asian-American elected to Congress from New York.

Through her emails alone, Gillibrand has raised over $500,000 this year for Democratic House and Senate candidates, an aide said.