Bill Clinton, Obama together again
(CBS News) Former President Bill Clinton will make another campaign stop for President Obama next week, CBS News has confirmed, co-headlining an event with the president just days within Mr. Obama's first debate face-off with Mitt Romney.
The two will appear together at a joint fundraiser in Los Angeles next Sunday, just a few days after the Wednesday debate. Also on Wednesday, Clinton will campaign for the president in New Hampshire.
In an email to supporters, the Obama campaign invites voters to enter a contest to win a flight out to the event. In order to enter the contest, voters are encouraged to contribute "$5 or whatever you can" to the campaign.
"Next week I'm meeting up with President Clinton on the campaign trail, and we both want to thank you in person. Donate $5 or whatever you can today to be automatically entered to fly out to join us," the fundraising email reads. "This Sunday is the biggest fundraising deadline of this campaign so far. There's no billionaire donor or lobbyist waiting around to write a $10 million check. How you respond right now determines if we move into the final stretch of this election with the resources we need, ready to close this out, or if we're struggling to keep up with the other side. And that's the way it's been from the beginning."
The Obama campaign has relied on a strong base of small donors throughout this campaign cycle - as well as in 2008 - and trails the Romney campaign in big-dollar donors. Yesterday, billionaire liberal philanthropist George Soros pledged to give $1 million to the pro-Obama super PAC "Priorities USA Action," however, making him the 17th million dollar donor to Priorities and at least the fourth billionaire to give to the group.
The pro-Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future, meanwhile, has at least 26 million donor donors and 25 billionaire givers.
Clinton, who made a splash with his well-reviewed performance at the Democratic National Convention, is known for his fundraising prowess.
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