September 28th, 2009
02:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Bill Clinton to headline New Hampshire Dem fundraiser

Former President Bill Clinton will headline a major fundraiser for the New Hampshire Democratic Party in December.
Former President Bill Clinton will headline a major fundraiser for the New Hampshire Democratic Party in December.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will headline a major fundraiser for the New Hampshire Democratic Party in December, giving a little back to a state that has favored his family when it comes to politics.

Ray Buckley, chair of the state Democratic Party, announced Monday that Clinton would appear at the Dec. 2 Jefferson Jackson Dinner, a $100 per person fundraiser.

For Clinton, New Hampshire has played a key role in his family's political career. His second place showing in the New Hampshire Primary, at a time when he was battling allegations of infidelity, helped put Clinton on course to win the 1992 Democratic nomination and eventually the presidency. And it was a New Hampshire Primary victory in 2008 that breathed new life into then-New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign for the Democratic nomination following a poor, third place showing in the Iowa caucuses.

While no longer an elected official, the former president continues to make news. In an interview this week on NBC's "Meet the Press," Clinton said that he believes a "vast right wing conspiracy" still exists. "It's not as strong as it was, because America's changed demographically, but it's as virulrent as it was" during his time in the White House, Clinton said.


With an open Senate seat and an open House seat, New Hampshire is expected to be a major battleground in the 2010 congressional elections.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • New Hampshire
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Caesar the Great

    You mean the Dems arent going to just change the law stating that if you arent a Dem you cant run for any office in NH? I could have sworn that was their next step after the whole Senate thing.

    September 28, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. i want my finger back

    good. he has a proven track record of helping dems loose races when he shows up. recent results – his wife, and terry mcaufful.

    September 28, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. tpbco

    Except that the last "right wing conspiracy" ended up being an intern 3 years older than his daughter...depending on what the definition of is...is.

    September 28, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. felicia

    Good, we need for someone to shut the repigs down. They are very afraid of President Obama. And that's the way i like it, i want the repigs to go down

    September 28, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. rr

    Jefferson-Jackson dinner?

    Andrew Jackson – the ONLY US President to ignore the US Supreme Court when he allowed US officials to go against a Supreme Court Ruling and forcibly remove the Cherokee from their lands in the southeast and put them on the Trail of Tears. AND he's the President that started the "spoils system."

    And the democrats think that's great?

    The GOP should hold a "Cherokee dinner" fund-raiser the same night!

    September 28, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  6. phoenix86

    Better watch out for the "vast right wing conspiracy"...oh yea, the last time the Clinton invoked that was when they were trying to deflect the Monica Lewinsky affair.

    Never mind...

    September 28, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  7. Kevin in Ohio

    To quote the liberals, "Why doesn't he just go away!????". This man is so narcissistic and ego-maniacal to believe the "vast right-wing conspiracy" exists. NO ONE "conspired" with me....it was a clear as clear can be....Clinton LIED to a grand jury and he LIED to the American people. He deserved Impeachment. And he should have been convicted by the Senate.

    September 28, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  8. Debra R

    The only Vast right wing conspiracy was to point out you are a liar, adulterer, draft dodging fool. Your 15 minutes was over 8 years ago. sit down and shut up before you start sounding like Carter.

    September 28, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  9. Bob in Pa

    The man is out to make himself as irrelevant as Jimmy did.

    September 28, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  10. Red by choice

    When it’s the conservatives fighting expanding government, its called a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. When it’s the liberals trying to take over everything, it’s called the evening news.

    Since when did people concerned about protecting the constitution become a vast right-wing conspiracy?

    Enough with the labels and stereotyping, Bill. Call it what it is. It is the tax payers of the US saying ENOUGH bail outs, enough spending, enough skirting the constitution, enough debt, enough government givaways to those who aren't doing their part.

    September 28, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  11. randy

    Why is Bill Clinton of any significance? Didn't this guy sleep with young girls who were working for him, and then go on national T.V. and lie to the nation about it? That is a great example for the youth of america, cheat and lie to your wife, and children, and have the taxpayers pay for your pension for the rest of your life. And this guy is giving advice to Obama?

    September 28, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  12. ROFL

    When the facts don't support your policies, break out the old "vast right wing conspiracy" claim. Bill is still good for a laugh if nothing else.

    September 28, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. Mississippi Miss

    I never thought that America would lose face with the rest of the world, as much as we did during President Clinton's notorious presidency and ultimate impeachment.

    Enter President Obama, and now we have lost even more credibility in our abilibity to choose great and honest men from among us.

    If you break the first oath of marriage fidelity.. sorry, but I do not believe any other oaths you take. I would not vote for anyone who this man endorses, because of the other things that he endorsed for himself.

    September 28, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  14. Sue

    This ought to help the Republicans!! Clintons latest comments and appearances are making us think he is senile.

    September 28, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  15. Carl

    Bill WHO?
    Why don't this has been just SHUT UP?
    I am glad this CIGAR LOVING IDIOT is no longer in office.
    If it weren't for Carter , he would be the biggest idiot .

    September 28, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  16. Joe C

    Will this disgraceful demagogue EVER just GO AWAY!!

    September 28, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  17. Doug, New Jersey

    Right Wing Conspiracy, oh yeah like the trashing of the DNC in Colorado, oh wait that was a lib pretending to be a conservative, oh like the people who said kill him about Obama at the Palin speeches, oh wait that was a left wing plant pretending to be a conservative.

    September 28, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  18. Simmy

    FP Clinton is quite the statesman...He has really evolved into an agent of change.....Republicans, take notes.....

    September 28, 2009 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  19. jaye

    Thanks Bill!

    September 28, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  20. j

    The "rabid right" is more rabid than it once was as so many moderates, like myself, have turned our backs on the GOP --- Now just the " nut jobs " are in charge.

    September 28, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  21. Helen, NY

    This guy is a loser. He should keep his mouth shut.

    September 28, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  22. Say What?!

    Don't trust him. He'll raise all the money for Hillary and not for Barack Obama and the other Dems.

    September 28, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  23. Sue

    Who would listen to this liar? Pointing his finger and speaking directly to the American people he lied, forever caught on tape, he lied. Left wingers will always make excuses for this clown.

    September 28, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  24. victim of republican greed

    Most of the right wing conspiracies can be attributed to the following news organizations:

    Fix news- republican talking points
    Faux news- right wingnuts and swift boat attacks
    Hoax news- Sean Hannities phony exposes'
    Sux news- home of crying Glenn Beck's form of McCarthyism
    Pox news- pandering to health insurance and drug companies
    Rox news- the all southern red state, right wingnut bias

    September 28, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  25. Josie

    Looks like the "Bill Clinton Rehab Tour" is in full swing. Btw, nice pic with Kim Jung Il Bill! He makes you look taller then you really are.

    September 28, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
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