New York, July 31 : New York senator Hillary Clinton has fanned speculation about a possible White House run in 2012 by attending a secret ladies-only dinner in Washington as guest of honour on Tuesday.
According to reports, the gathering was hosted by California Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Others present at the dinner included Emily's List's founder Ellen Malcolm, chair of the New Democrat Coalition Ellen Tauscher, and former Recording Industry Association of America CEO Hilary Rosen.
Sources have revealed that all met for dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak, a chophouse well-known for its cellar of 10,000 bottles of wine and spectacular views of the Capitol.
"You could say Hillary met with her homegirls. They're all very powerful and important women. It's highly unlikely they were plotting anything around the VP spot because Hillary knows Barack Obama isn't going to pick her. They were probably planning her future," the New York Post quoted a source as saying.
Jay Carson, a representative for Hillary, did no respond to a call or e-mail.
A spokesman for Feinstein said: "It was a personal dinner. They had a couple of glasses of California wine, but the content of the meeting is going to remain between them."
Messages left for the others were not returned.