August 20th, 2007
05:26 PM ET
16 years ago

'Hollywood Madam' 'big fan' of Clinton

Fleiss, above, is the latest supporter of Sen. Hillary Clinton.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - White House hopeful Hillary Clinton has raked in several high profile endorsements as she campaigns for president, but the latest may not be greeted with open arms.

Heidi Lynne Fleiss, the former "Hollywood Madam" who was convicted on charges connected to her prostitution ring, is a big supporter of the New York Democrat's White House bid, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

"I'm a big fan of Hillary's. Any woman who's smart, how can you not be?" Fleiss told the paper. "Even if you're a Republican, if you're a woman and you're smart, you have to respect her."

Fleiss currently resides in Nevada - now a early primary state - and runs a laundromat, called "Dirty Laundry."

The paper reports Fleiss actually tried to attend a Clinton campaign rally in Pahrump, Nevada last week, but was turned away because the building was filled to capacity.

According to Las Vegas' KLAS, Fleiss is trying to make it to the White House herself - or at least a replica of it. She's currently seeking to open a brothel in Nevada that is an exact recreation of the first family's home.

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soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. Steve M, St. Paul, MN

    And Ted Bundy endorsed Republicans, so what?

    August 21, 2007 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  2. pat, huntington, ny

    Why should Hillary be criticized over something she has no control over – other people's opinions of her.

    August 21, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  3. xrayman, Illinois

    This is nothing more than cheap political assassination by CNN. Nobody cares, especially Hillary, who Fleiss supports.

    To call it an endorsement makes it appear that Clinton wanted Fleiss's support. This looks like another GOP job to me. Nice try CNN.

    August 21, 2007 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  4. Vince, Phoenix AZ

    Dear Grant, in LA. There is absolutely Kool Aide being consumed here, but it seems yours is actually spiked, to boot. Please reference where President Clinton was convicted of perjury. I, on the other hand, can show you where he was ACQUITTED in a Senate trial run by Republicans.

    August 21, 2007 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  5. Vincent King, Phoenix AZ

    I wonder why my comments asking if anyone has asked Mark Foley, Ted Haggarty, and Jeff Gannon who they support, keeps getting pulled from this thread?

    August 21, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Jon, Sacramento ~ Ca

    Vince, Phoenix AZ

    You asked, "Please reference where President Clinton was convicted of perjury. I, on the other hand, can show you where he was ACQUITTED in a Senate trial run by Republicans."

    – – – – – – – –

    President Clinton was "charged" with Perjury and Obstruction of Justice in the House of Representatives. He was impeached by the House and his case sent to the Senate for Trial. Yes, the senate did not move to convict the President although I would provide the following excerpt from Wikipedia regarding Mr Clinton,

    "In April 1999, Judge Wright found President Clinton in civil contempt of court for misleading testimony in the Jones case. She ordered Clinton to pay Jones $91,000 for the expenses incurred as the result of Clinton's evasive and misleading answers. [4] Wright then referred Clinton's conduct to the Arkansas Bar for disciplinary action, and on January 19, 2001, the day before President Clinton left the White House, Clinton entered into an agreement with the Arkansas Bar and Independent Counsel Robert Ray under which Clinton consented to a five-year suspension of his law license."

    Does that make you feel better?

    August 21, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  7. D. Larstein, Aptos, CA

    CNN's salacious non-news article attempting to associate Clinton with sleazy individuals gives right wingers permission to dump sarcasm, invective, and mean-spirited sanctimony on her. It may backfire and actually help her campaign, because the Right has worn out its cause with a perpetually sneering tone that makes it look like a group of insubstantial, prudish, sex-obsessed busybodies. Gravitas is what this election is all about, not hatred.

    August 22, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  8. MacGillivray, Michigan

    I love it that CNN is so objective. If Fleiss had been backing Guliani, the wisecracks would be throughout the article. CNN is going the way of,... well, CNN!

    August 22, 2007 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  9. Rick, Chicago Illinois


    I'm still waiting for you to post my response to the multiple posts directed to me from Grant Edwards.

    August 23, 2007 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
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