Win a date with Bill Clinton
June 10th, 2011
04:07 PM ET
12 years ago

Win a date with Bill Clinton

Washington (CNN) - An effort to pay off Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign debt gives two lucky winners the chance to spend a day in the Big Apple with the current secretary of state's husband, former President Bill Clinton.

By contributing as little as $10 online, people are entered to win a trip for two to New York for a day of adventure with the 42nd president. This will be the second time Bill Clinton has raffled off his time to help pay down his wife's 2008 obligations. He made a similar jaunt last year when the debt total was at $700,000.

"I love meeting new people, and I so enjoyed when we flew one of Hillary's biggest fans to New York to spend the day with me that I'd like to do it again," Mr. Clinton wrote this week in an e-mail to millions of Hillary supporters. "You and a friend will have the chance to fly to New York to spend a day with me."

As of April, the current secretary of state's campaign organization, Hillary for President, owed almost $330,000, according to the most recent Federal Election Commission filing.

According to the Federal Election Commission, the campaign is in debt to political polling and strategic consulting firm Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates. Funds collected will be dispersed to the company, whose president Mark Penn was Hillary's chief campaign strategist through her Senate and presidential races and an adviser during Clinton's administration.

The deadline for donations in the competition is Tuesday, June 14th.

Filed under: 2008 Election • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Philipe

    Can Monika apply? Of course she'd have Anthony Weiner as her chaperone.

    June 10, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. JB

    The article wasn't clear no a couple of points. Are the two winners required to attend the same date, and must they submit a photograph as part of their entry fee?

    June 10, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  3. gt

    sounds like pimping to me...

    June 10, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. Fed Up

    Sorry, I wouldn't go out on a date with this guy if they paid me to. I think he has already had a few too many.

    June 10, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  5. Tony 14-0

    Now wait a minute. The Clinton's can't scrape together the $300K to pay off her campaign debts without having to bilk the public to pony up the money. Come on – pay it off and move on. Once Hilary leaves the State Dept, she will rake in millions.

    June 10, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. Ray

    What's 2nd prize, a date with Obama or a photo of Weiner's weiner?

    June 10, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  7. dan

    Tony; of course they can afford it by why would they pay it if they can con a bunch of people into giving them the money instead. LOL

    June 10, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  8. Jim

    I'd rather win a date with Ann Coulter.

    June 10, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Is anyone getting the point, there's still that possibility Hillary will run again. But whether she does or not I'll send her money but not as much as I'll send to President Obama.

    June 10, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  10. dan

    I see the article says "for as little as $10" you can be entered to win. Does anybody think that just $10 is gonna get you that date or do you think it will somehow go to the people that pony up a significant amount more. this isnt going to be a random thing. Bill isnt wasting his time with someone who only comes up with $10.

    June 10, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  11. Thai

    @dan: Haha, like Jim Tressel and how he rigged raffle tickets at football camps?

    June 10, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  12. Captain Awesome

    Uhhh, is that safe? Make sure you have a can a mace handy and a cell phone.

    June 10, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  13. kat

    What a joke, who in their right mind would want a date with that pervert?

    June 10, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  14. ja

    i think I will try the same tactic, to pay my debt down, capitalism at work, though i have no problems with Clinton

    June 10, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  15. OneMoreTime

    I would love to have dinner with Bill Clinton. One of the smartest people on this planet. He beats anything on the
    teacan turkey farm, none of whom I would even sit at the same table with. At least they are trying to pay their debts,
    not like some witches who live off donations and offer nothing remotely comprehensible regarding the complexness
    of the World.

    June 10, 2011 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  16. Trae

    Can't stop pimping baby!

    June 10, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  17. CCW

    Let's donate money so Alex Jones has dinner with him, with cameras. That'd make great television.

    June 10, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |