Rahm touts Clinton meet for supporters
January 15th, 2011
01:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Rahm touts Clinton meet for supporters

(CNN) – For supporters of Rahm Emanuel's Chicago mayoral bid, this Tuesday's visit from former President Bill Clinton just became a little sweeter.

According to a letter sent to supporters Saturday, a donation to Emanuel's campaign ensures the contributor is in the running for a chance to meet the mayoral candidate and Clinton before Tuesday's rally. A winner will be picked Monday.

The plea says the campaign needs 500 donors to "make sure our field team and volunteers have the resources needed."

"President Clinton knows campaigns," the letter says. "And he knows that making that extra phone call or knocking on that extra door could help us win this race."

Emanuel worked in the Clinton White House for five years before serving as an Illinois congressman and then President Obama's chief of staff, a post he left in the fall of last year to run for mayor.

Clinton's windy city appearance will be his first campaign stop since the November midterm elections.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • Chicago mayoral race • Illinois • Rahm Emanuel
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. John

    I got an email from the local U.S. Embassy ( I'm currently overseas ) reminding me about the upcoming elections in Illinois. Strange, as I have never seen or heard of this happening before. Could it have something to do with Hillary ( State Dept. ) endorsing Emanuel?

    January 15, 2011 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  2. Former Republican - Now Independent

    I live in a Chicago suburb, for which I am very grateful. Richie Daley, influenced by people like Rahm Emmanuel, have wasted so much of the taxpayer's money defending their unconstinutional gun-control laws in court that I can't believe they have not been booted out of office. Now Rahm wants to be mayor and waste more of the city's money fighting the NRA.

    Wake uo people of Chicag and elect someone who will actually run the city, not tilt at windmills.

    January 15, 2011 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  3. megan

    we love you Rahm. Horray you"re the winner.

    January 15, 2011 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |