Clinton supporters to auction ‘American Idol’ finale tickets to help retire campaign debtApril 10th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr.10 (ANI): Friends of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are trying to raise money to retire her old presidential campaign debt.
According to Daily News, they’re doing it by raffling “fantastic prizes” for a handful of lucky supporters - including two tickets to next month’s “American Idol” finale.
“You and a guest will watch live as the ‘American Idol’ judges make their final comments and decisions on this year’s most anticipated season finale!” James Carville, a long time Clinton adviser, wrote in a e-mail Thursday to loyal Clintonistas.
The other prizes? There’s a day in New York with former President Bill Clinton.
If that doesn’t thrill you, you can opt to head to Washington for lunch with Carville and fellow Democratic guru Paul Begala.
“We will talk about politics, you will get to tour all the amazing sites D.C. has to offer, and who knows what else could happen!” wrote Carville, hinting that maybe - just maybe - a sit down with Clinton could be in the offing.
There is no cost to enter the online contest, but organizers are clearly hoping to raise big bucks, with calls for donations included in the e-mail.
The former First Lady conceded defeat to primary challenger and now-President Obama last June, leaving behind a pile of campaign debt that stands at about six million dollars, records show.
Like any sitting cabinet member, Clinton is allowed to continue raising money to retire old debt. But federal ethics laws prohibit her from personally soliciting donations. (ANI)
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