Mrs. Clinton Offers Day With Bill


bill-clintonSecretary of State Hillary Clinton is offering the chance to spend a day with her husband Bill in exchange for help paying off her campaign debt. The offer was sent to supporters of Mrs Clinton in an e-mail from her former campaign manager, James Carville. Clinton owes $2.3 million from her run for the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency last year. For a $5 donation, supporters enter a draw for several prizes including a day with the former US president.The other prizes include lunch in Washington with Carville, a long-time Democratic strategist.

The day with Bill Clinton involves meeting him in New York and attending “several interesting events.”

“Make a $5 contribution today, and you could be on your way to one of these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities!” Carville’s e-mail said.

“Your contribution today not only gives you the chance at winning one of these fantastic prizes, it’ll also help our dear friend, Hillary Clinton, pay off the very last of her campaign debt.”

As secretary of state, Clinton is banned from fund-raising but loyalists such as Carville have stepped into the breach.

Previous appeals have whittled down her debt from a peak of $25.2 million to $2.3 million, all of which is owed to Mark Penn, a pollster and political strategist.

Clinton lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama, who named her as secretary of state.

{BBC/Elisha Newscenter}