(CNN) – Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential bid may have ended over two years ago, but one enduring aspect of her campaign remains: the debt.
In an effort to help pay down his wife's remaining campaign debt, former President Bill Clinton is once again lending a hand to bring in donations.
Specifically, he is offering campaign donors the chance to win a day in New York City with him.
"Hillary's campaign is so close to paying off the last of her debt, but she's not there yet." Clinton writes in an email to supporters. "Will you consider helping her in this last phase by making a contribution to her campaign? If you enter by Thursday, December 16, you and a friend will have the chance to fly to New York to spend a day with me."
According to the Federal Election Commission, as of September 2010, Hillary Clinton's campaign debt was $479,010.00, and cash-on-hand was $391,254.86. The next update on Clinton's debt will be released on January 31, 2011.
A federal law known as the "Hatch Act" prohibits Secretary Clinton and other federal government employees from personally soliciting or accepting political contributions. The law does allow others to raise funds on Clinton's behalf, without her direct involvement.
–CNN Political Research Director Robert Yoon and Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash contributed to this report.