Clinton to headline event for pro-Obama super PAC
August 2nd, 2012
09:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton to headline event for pro-Obama super PAC

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will headline an event in August for a super PAC supportive of President Barack Obama, a spokesman for Priorities USA Action confirmed to CNN on Thursday.

The group, run by former Obama White House officials, has struggled to keep pace with Restore Our Future, the major super PAC supporting Mitt Romney.

But recent figures have shown the group is speeding up in its fund-raising efforts, bringing in $6.1 million in June for a total of $16 million for the year. And Wednesday, the super PAC said it was reserving a whopping $30 million in broadcast and cable ad time come this fall.

Meanwhile, Restore Our Future announced it had raised $20 million in June.

Clinton, who appeared with Obama at major fund-raising events in New York in June, will further solidify his role as a major player in this year's election when he delivers a prime time speech at the Democratic National Convention in September.

The former president also joined Obama at an April fund-raiser in Virginia.

The New York Times first reported news of the event.

– CNN's Kevin Bohn and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Fundraising • President Obama
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Keeping it Real

    Obama's record is so bad that he has to run on Clinton's? How desperate can he be?

    August 2, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  2. maggierose

    President Obama and Bill Clinton Rock!

    August 2, 2012 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  3. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Clinton to headline event for pro-Obama super PAC◄
    And he would say what's on his mind and he's got the president's back!

    Yes We Can!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    August 2, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  4. Name Country

    The American people will not tolerate a 2 vs 1 deal.
    Prez 0 is a idiot!
    His job approval numbers are under 50 % in 37 states.
    You do not win the prez with only 13 states.
    The numbers do not add up.

    August 3, 2012 03:57 am at 3:57 am |
  5. Namejim

    Working together has always worked. The gop should understand that; instead of pulling in different directions

    August 3, 2012 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  6. Name jim

    Work together gop. It works.

    August 3, 2012 06:42 am at 6:42 am |
  7. Jerry

    What does "sold out" mean?! By teaming up with the serial liar Mr. Obama, this supposedly smart man is jeopardizing Hillary's big time dreams (presidency).

    Oops! Sorry... I forgot Mr. Clinton likes to fib too...

    Oh well...

    August 3, 2012 06:49 am at 6:49 am |
  8. Toby McDooogan

    Obama is on the ropes. Calling in Bill to help only after labeling him as a racist in 2008. I call D-bag on Obama!!!!!!!!!

    August 3, 2012 07:40 am at 7:40 am |