Obama and Clinton to hold second joint fundraiser
May 21st, 2012
01:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama and Clinton to hold second joint fundraiser

(CNN) - It's 44 and 42, part two.

Former President Bill Clinton will lend President Barack Obama some additional fund-raising star power in early June at the second of three fund-raisers the two agreed to jointly headline, the campaign said in a Monday email to supporters.

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Obama's campaign is raffling tickets to the June 4th New York City event in a contest similar to one that brought a low-dollar supporter to a high-price Obama fund-raiser at the home of movie star George Clooney in early May.

The first Obama-Clinton fund-raiser took place in late April at the Virginia home of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe. The campaign said in early April that the two presidents would hold a series of three fund-raisers together.

Obama and his allies raised $43.6 million in April, the most recent month for which numbers were released. GOP candidate Mitt Romney and his allies brought in $40.1 million that month.

– CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • President Obama
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Dumb Lefty

    Obama owes Clinton big time.

    May 21, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. Tired of republican lies

    The two best President's of our time...TY Bill....Obama/Biden 2012!!!!

    May 21, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. John, PA

    Mr. Clinton fund-raising won't help Mr. Obama, the Obama legacy of FAILURE is too much to overcome. The voters will be reminded “are you better off now than four years ago” and the answer is NO.

    May 21, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  4. Myviewis

    @Tired of republican lies – Clinton one of the best Presidents in history=Yes!!!!!! Obama=absoluterly No!!!!!! There is no way Obama even compares to President Clinton, in Obama's dreams, maybe.

    May 21, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    2 the best presidents of this century.
    Obama12.

    May 21, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. Myviewis

    Clinton proves again that Democrats have more money, more powerhouse, more elite than Republicans.

    May 21, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. Debby

    Yep Clinton has to help him out again. He is not going to get the response like in 2008.

    May 21, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. Myviewis

    How can Obama not get re-elected with influential and rich people on his side like Clinton, Jay-Z, Clooney, Hollywood? Romney has a difficult road ahead of him going up against all these elite people even though Obama is known to be anti-businesses, higher taxes to businesses and has no knowledge of economics. With Clinton on his side Obama can be re-elected.

    May 21, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  9. s.positive

    Two very successful presidents, President Obama and President Clinton. Compare with the American demise from the GOP 8 years in the WH. Romney has no chance and Dart veda Cheney will not help...

    May 21, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  10. Thomas

    @John, PA
    Mr. Clinton fund-raising won't help Mr. Obama, the Obama legacy of FAILURE is too much to overcome. The voters will be reminded “are you better off now than four years ago” and the answer is NO.

    Cheney to fund-raise for Romney ,
    The voters will be reminded “are you better off now than four years ago” and the answer is yes.

    Romney / Bush ,
    you've seen us do it before , watch us do it again ?

    May 21, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Clinton was the last Democrat President before Obama and Clinton left Bush a surplus. Bush left Obama 2 unpaid wars, 2008 Wall Street and economic disaster, several bills Bush passed that hadn't been budgeted and no job creation in his 8 years. In other words, Bush left Obama MINUS ZERIO to work with.

    May 21, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |