Bill Clinton to appear at fund-raiser with Obama on Sunday
April 28th, 2012
06:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Bill Clinton to appear at fund-raiser with Obama on Sunday

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will appear Sunday alongside President Barack Obama at a fund-raiser for Obama's re-election effort, a campaign official told CNN.

The fund-raiser will take place in Virginia at the home of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe.

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More than 500 supporters will attend a reception with the two presidents, and 80 will attend a dinner at the house, the campaign official said. Tickets for the reception started at $1,000 a person and tickets for the dinner were $20,000 a person.

The event is the first of three joint fund-raisers that Obama and Clinton will headline together.

Clinton's wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will not be on the campaign trail this year, a senior administration official said, in keeping with tradition and to allow her to focus on her official duties.

- CNN's Kevin Bohn, Steve Brusk, and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • President Obama • Virginia
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. king

    Obama will need all the help he can get, if he's about to stop mitten and the rabid repubs from vacuuming out the money from our economy, and give it to the rich, so they can build China even bigger than it is. The repubs will try and fool the gullibles in sciety saying that, giving money to the rich cutting away the spenders money will magically be successful, what kind of voodoo economics is that. Small businesses hires 75 percent of American workers, they are the ones who depends on local Spencer's, when mitten and the repubs gut their consumers, how will they prosper and keep their workers. Did any one saw what the repubs austerity movement is doing to Europe. I am very afraid, because the gullibles is set to bring catastrophy on us.

    April 28, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Please count on me too...obama12.

    April 28, 2012 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  3. Bob Olson

    Hillary's not going to be on the campaign trail? How much you want to bet Clinton convinces Obama to take a road trip to Columbia?

    April 28, 2012 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  4. n

    We need miss Clinton to run as VP with Mr Obama. And VP to become secretary of state. And in 2016 miss Clinton will run for president of united states and she will become the first women president

    April 28, 2012 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  5. bryan

    Re-elect Bill yeah

    April 28, 2012 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  6. kate

    Obama 2012!

    April 28, 2012 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  7. judy

    Bill was a better president than romney could every be. And President Obama and former president Clinton are a double wammy. The repos will trash this but so what. Both these guys are smart and we like that they have good a sense of humor and can be funny and out going. They keep calling them celebritys. So what, better than dull ol dorky Mitt. Both understand the average guy. So come on and make all your nasty remarks. Thats why we are not voteing for you. tired of clowns lining the pockets of the rich. Obama 2012 Move forward .

    April 28, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  8. dan

    Just what a workoing man like myself wants to see two liberal president passing legislation which cuts into to my pay by giving welfare to all the non-working free loading demos in this country

    April 28, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  9. Matt

    There is no question that these are the two most intelligent presidents since Richard Nixon held the office. And, at least in Obama's case, one of the most moral. It is a shame that the Republican Party is dominated by sociopaths who are bent on trying to destroy any Democratic president and especially Barack Obama, whose coolness in the face of vicious attacks goes completely against the stereotype that many Republicans and Democrats have of "black" people, who are supposed to be ignorant and emotional. Obama has been one of the best role models possible for America's youth, which is much more than one can say for most Republican "leaders."

    April 28, 2012 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  10. Gurgyl

    God bless you, Hillary, chelsey and her husband. Obama12.

    April 28, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  11. tabby webb

    Mr. President I am mentally disabled but my mom has taught me all about you and what. Need to know and in school I am going to vote for u. Me and mom pray for you and your kids and mrs. Obama everyday. Huggies

    April 28, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  12. Wake up Obama

    This is a big mistake for Obama being seen in the company of the thoroughly morally and politically corrupt Clinton. I'm a Obama supporter but this gives me pause to wonder about his judgement. Clinton is poison to all who associate with him. He will always be interested in what he can get for himself out of any situation. If Obama doesn't realize this it's because he doesn't understand narcissism.

    April 28, 2012 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  13. Lee Larson

    During the 2008 campaign Bill Clinton desperately sought Ted Kennedy's endorsement for Hillary. He also spoke disparagingly of Obama at that time, offending Kennedy and risking being branded as a 'racist' (he's been quoted on several occasions making anti-black remarks) despite his hyper-liberal posture. And now he's buddy-buddy with Obama? Hypocrisy knows no bounds. And what will Obama owe him when this is over with?

    April 28, 2012 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  14. BeeAnn

    Bill signed in NAFTA , Hussein Obama has continued to lead us down the road Bill put us on , a road to financial destruction .
    When are Americans going back to work ?
    Hopefully in 2013 when Hussein is gone !

    April 28, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  15. sickofitinca

    I feel sorry for Bill to have to stand beside this guy and campaign for him. Bill and Hillary deserve better than to bow and scrape at this "person's" feet. What a downgrading experience that must be.

    April 28, 2012 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  16. Sydnium S. Wellington

    Accused president + economy crasher = Big chance of losing the 2012 election. Heck, I'd pick Gore as VP for the GOP if he agrees.

    April 28, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  17. Martin Terry

    Obama's done fine, his second term in office will surely prove some critiscs otherwise

    April 29, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  18. Novote4republicants

    Obama/Biden 2012 Biden/Clinton 2016

    April 29, 2012 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  19. FED up

    Unfortunately for Hillary its kind of to late to distance herself from the Obama camp. Not even Bill can save Obama from what's comming. Ron Paul just won Louisiana!!! So now we can add that to the growing list of states the media is telling us he didn't win. Alaska is looking like a Paul win as well. We'll know in the morning. I can't wait to see CNN be the first news source to topple as a result of their own false reporting!!! Maybe you guys can ask Obama for a bail out. Oops that's right, he isn't going to be in office next year. Guess you guys will have to join the rest of America and work jobs you are way over qualified for. Oops, that's right, those jobs are already taken by the rest of us out here. Guess you guys should have reported the news accurately then. Maybe next time. Oops, there won't be a next time for you guys!!! Awwwww!!! Rothfl!!!

    April 29, 2012 01:16 am at 1:16 am |