The Note

On October 3, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will join Rep. Barbara Lee and Senators Boxer, Lincoln, Mikulski and Murray for a gala dinner to benefit Women Senate 2004, a joint fundraising committee to help re-elect Democratic women senators.

According to a copy of the invitation, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Angela Menino and Victoria Reggie Kennedy are honorary co-chairs.

To which we say, cool!

We know hearts are breaking over at the Department of Justice today, but oh what a gain for Blank Rome LLP. Chief DoJ spokeswoman Barbara Comstock is leaving to join the ranks at Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, specializing in lobbying and communications strategy. Comstock, who served as Director of Research and Strategic Planning at the Republican National Committee and contributed mightily to President Bush's 2000 victory, is also a Hill veteran with tours of duty as Chief Counsel/Chief Investigative Counsel and Senior Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and worked for Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.).

Washington Times ' Audrey Hudson was the only person we saw quoting RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie on "Meet." LINK

The Clintons of Chappaqua:

Looking at HILLPAC's munificience, the New York Post 's Orin/Morris write: "Last night, the New York senator was already looking to 2006 as she kicked off her re-election bid with a posh party feting deep-pocketed donors of campaigns past — and, hopefully, future. A steady caravan of BMWs, Lexuses and Mercedes pulled up around 6 p.m. to the tony Chappaqua home Clinton shares with ex-president hubby Bill. The guests were immediately greeted by valet workers dressed in white dinner jackets and quickly whisked inside." LINK

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