February 23rd, 2009
05:37 PM ET
6 years ago

Bill Clinton to headline fundraiser for Gillibrand

Sen. Gillibrand announced Monday that former Pres. Bill Clinton will appear at a fundraiser next month for her 2010 re-election bid.  Gillibrand replaced Hillary Clinton in the Senate.
Sen. Gillibrand announced Monday that former Pres. Bill Clinton will appear at a fundraiser next month for her 2010 re-election bid. Gillibrand replaced Hillary Clinton in the Senate.

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser for his wife’s Senate successor in New York City next month, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Monday.

“Both Secretary of State Clinton and President Clinton embody the type of leadership I hope to bring to the State of New York,” said Gillibrand, in a message to supporters. “[A]nd President Clinton's willingness to show his early support for my candidacy could not mean more to me.”

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of Long Island has been mentioned as a possible challenger to Gillibrand in a 2010 Democratic primary race. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Nassau County, may seek to represent the GOP in the general election contest.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • Kirsten Gillibrand
soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. Simmy

    Judy from PA,
    "I wouldn't buy a used car from Obama."

    How ironic, since you bought 8 years of bull from your former president. My President Rocks!

    February 23, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  2. yuri

    Gillibrand is sure headin' in the right direction in seekin' Hillary's help for her political career. Both, actually, may benefit from each other by learnin'/teachin' a thing or two.

    February 23, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  3. Darren D.

    Bill you doing this for your wife Big Dance in "12".

    February 23, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  4. House Repub

    Great Gillly...............Now we can take back NY 20

    February 23, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  5. YBM

    ***If I were running for any political position I would sure like the Clinton's on my team. You can bash them all you want, but they
    have both devoted years to help this country and Bill Clinton is one of the most beloved Presidents of all times.*****
    ________________________________________
    Beloved by unintelligent sheeple. He was an embarrassment that should just fade away into obscurity. He made the US a laughingstock to the rest of the world. He should not have been allowed to continue after he was impeached.

    February 23, 2009 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  6. YBM

    ****If I were running for any political position I would sure like the Clinton's on my team. You can bash them all you want, but they
    have both devoted years to help this country and Bill Clinton is one of the most beloved Presidents of all times.****

    He was an embarrassment.

    February 23, 2009 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  7. Donna

    Go Kirsten Go!

    February 23, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  8. JUSTICE

    GO DEMS. WE NEED TO KEEP THE REPUBLICAN RIGHT WING OUT OF OFFICE. THEY HAVE DESTROYED THIS COUNTRY AND NOW ARE PRETENDING LIKE THEY ARE THE ROBIN HOOD OF THE ECONOMY.

    OUT WITH THE RADICAL REPUBLICANS

    February 23, 2009 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  9. Hillary in 2012

    Obama sucks. Bill was much better. Hillary will be better.

    February 24, 2009 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
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