Pres. Clinton to address House Democrats' retreat
February 5th, 2013
12:32 PM ET
8 years ago

Pres. Clinton to address House Democrats' retreat

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will address House Democrats at their member retreat later this week, the House Democratic Caucus said Tuesday.

He will deliver a keynote address Friday, the final day of the three-day 2013 Issues Conference in Leesburg, Virginia.

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Also on the schedule are President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Obama will speak Thursday afternoon and Biden speaks Wednesday evening.

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund and former French finance minister, will deliver a keynote address Thursday evening.

Clinton remains highly popular both among Democrats and as a surrogate for Democratic candidates.

His high-profile address at the Democratic National Convention over the summer was received well by the party members in attendance.

A smattering of poll data shows high numbers. The most recent national live-operator independent survey was conducted by The New York Times in September and found 66% held a favorable view of Clinton and 25% held an unfavorable view. Those numbers are in line with the CNN/ORC poll from May, which showed 66% had a favorable view and 33% held an unfavorable view of the former president.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Canuck

    Cue the Clinton slammers...... however..... Republicans just hope that people forget about their last President.

    February 5, 2013 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. ted

    Bill Clinton remains very popular in the US and the world because he cares about people. The GOP is popular in a broom closet in DC as they care only about corporations they say are people, or so said their latest dufous to run for president.

    February 5, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. Larry L

    President Clinton needs to give Democrats the good news... In 2014 America will toss out the trash and remove the Tea Party-supported Representatives from the House. The job will be completed in 2016 when the Republican Party achieves complete irrelevance. Americans are sick of obstructionists, extremists and corporate lap-dogs. We need leaders in the House who give a crap about the American people and don't take marching orders from Grover Norquist.

    February 5, 2013 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  4. 2012liberal

    Go clinton whoop whoop! Chew their astrieks and tell them 2 get a backbone and quit giving n 2 the fear. The ppl r behind all dems! Now get it done. We chose progressive over obstruction! Ppl over corporations!

    February 5, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |