Probably not 100% true, but a good observation on the current state of the Hillary campaign.

Virginia Democrats gave away tickets to a Hillary Clinton speech

The Democratic Party of Virginia is currently giving away free tickets to an event featuring Hillary Clinton on Friday night.

Clinton is headlining the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner on Friday evening. Though the event is raising money for the Virginia Democrats rather than her presidential bid, it is considered an important campaign appearance for Clinton. The dinner is Clinton's first campaign stop in Virginia, a crucial swing state. It's also one of her first stops outside of the early primary states.

Tickets for the event are being sold for $30 and $125. However, on Friday afternoon, some Virginia Democrats received an email advertising "FREE TICKETS" to the dinner. The email was given to Business Insider by a source. It contained a promotional code to get $30 tickets to the event for free.

An operative for one of the Republican 2016 candidates joked that the ticket giveaway showed Clinton is having trouble generating enthusiasm.

"How bad is it out there for Hillary? She's gone from paid speeches to paying people to hear her speeches," the operative said, referencing the past controversy over Clinton's speaking fees.