Kathryn Garcia gets help from Hillary Clinton fundraiser

She may get by with a bit help from Hill’s pals.

Kathryn Garcia has one in all Hillary Clinton’s heavy hitting fundraisers in her nook as she surges in the polls, The Post has discovered.

The transfer comes on the identical time Garcia has been strapped for money, and donors, as in comparison with her competitors, together with frontrunners Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, and entrepreneur and former 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

Clinton’s former deputy nationwide finance director Lisa Hernandez Gioia despatched out an e-mail in help of Garcia this week, billing herself as Garcia’s “Super Volunteer, Self-Appointed Finance Chair & GOTV [get out the vote] Captain.”

In the e-mail to Democratic donors seen by The Post, Gioia writes that to help Garcia, “I’m hosting a Zoom event, and will have an in-person opportunity soon.”

She added: “Obviously, we need money — other candidates have more of it, plus they have SuperPACs.” The upcoming Gioia-hosted occasions have a max donation of $2,000, in response to her e-mail.

Eric Gioia and Lisa Hernandez Gioia
Lisa Hernandez Gioia, seen right here with husband Eric Gioia, is presently a accomplice at Ichor Strategies.
Patrick McMullan through Getty Images

A political insider informed The Post of Gioia’s involvement: “Lisa is not just one of the top fundraisers in NYC, but in the country. She’s very sought after.” The supply added that, “Garcia has momentum, but no money. Her challenge is to get a real campaign going. She has no structure at all. There is a lot Lisa could do.”

Gioia’s e-mail says she’s serving to Garcia, “as a friend (not in any official capacity).”

She provides within the message that: “Kathryn Garcia is a friend. I’ve known her for over ten years, and since before she announced her candidacy I knew she would be the best person to lead NYC.”

Hillary Clinton
Hernandez Gioia was previously Hillary Clinton’s deputy nationwide finance director.

Garcia, a former Sanitation Commissioner, has shot to the top three in a pair of recent polls. But in response to the New York Times on May 22, she was next to last in donors, at No. 7 forward of solely Shaun Donovan.

Garcia was additionally No. 7 out of eight Democratic candidates in donors outdoors New York, and in cash raised, with the first approaching on June 22.

Well-connected Gioia’s LinkedIn web page says that she “managed all finance activities in the Tri-State Region for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign,” and, “ran all fundraising events in the region with Hillary, President Clinton and dozens of other campaign surrogates.”

She additionally “managed the finance committee of the region’s top fundraisers and donors, which eventually grew to a distinguished group of 1,200 people.”

Lisa Hernandez Gioia
Hernandez Gioia “is one of the top fundraisers n the country,” in response to an insider.
Patrick McMullan through Getty Images

Gioia, presently a accomplice at Ichor Strategies, is married to former City Councilman Eric Gioia, who joined JPMorgan Chase in 2010 and is now a managing director there. Said a supply, “They’ve known Kathryn for a long time, they’re quite a power couple.”

Garcia has endorsements from the New York Times and numerous political leaders and Democratic golf equipment. Her marketing campaign didn’t return an e-mail looking for remark.

Gioia’s e-mail supporting Garcia additionally tells recipients, “Do you want to volunteer? Have a group she should speak to? Let me know. I’ll connect you with the right people on the campaign ASAP.”

Kathryn Garcia
Garcia, a former Sanitation Commissioner, has shot to the highest three within the mayoral race in a pair of current polls.
Robert Miller for NY Post

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