Bill Clinton to campaign for former aide's son
Bill Clinton with Ira Magaziner during a White House event in 1997.
August 6th, 2014
09:03 AM ET
3 months ago

Bill Clinton to campaign for former aide's son

Washington (CNN) – No race is too small for Bill Clinton, especially when you are the son of a former Clinton White House aide and longtime friend.

Clinton will campaign for Rhode Island's Democratic general-treasurer candidate Seth Magaziner on August 27 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, a campaign spokesman tells CNN.

Seth Magaziner is the son of Ira Magaziner, a longtime Clinton aide and friend who headed up the White House's unsuccessful push on health care in 1993. The elder Magaziner met Clinton when they were Rhodes Scholars at Oxford in the late 1960s and the two have stayed close ever since.

Evan England, the Magaziner campaign manager, said that Ira Magaziner will "in all likelihood" be at the event.

"We are very grateful to have President Bill Clinton's support," England said.

WPRI, a CNN affiliate, was the first to report this story.

Like many former Clinton aides, Ira Magaziner has remained in the Clinton orbit since leaving the White House in 1998. The former senior adviser is now the chief executive officer of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, part of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Seth Magaziner also met with Hillary Clinton late last month when the former Secretary of State was signing books on the Massachusetts-Rhode Island border.

Clinton endorsed Magaziner's opponent, former state Treasurer Frank Caprio, in his losing gubernatorial campaign in 2010.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Clinton endorsed Magaziner's opponent, former state Treasurer Frank Caprio, in his losing gubernatorial campaign in 2010.
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    I wonder which Clinton they're talking about here. The preceding sentence, in a preceding paragraph, references a Clinton named Hillary. But, the subject of the article is about a Clinton named Bill.

    August 6, 2014 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    -our Bill the best. Hillary16.

    August 6, 2014 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  3. Randy, San Francisco

    The Clinton name and touch is still magic. The Clinton years were good ones...prosperous with a balanced budget.

    August 6, 2014 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  4. reality can be so cruel

    The Clinton News Network

    August 6, 2014 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  5. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    All I have to say is SAYONARA to the crook Bob Ficano, the former Wayne County Executive, who should have been forced to resign just like KK did.
    Welcome back Warren Evans!!! My 2nd favorite police chief after James Craig!!!

    August 6, 2014 10:47 am at 10:47 am |