Hillary to Fundraise with Obama, But Where is Bill?

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From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:

(ST. LOUIS) Just two weeks after Hillary Clinton threw her support to Barack Obama in Unity, New Hampshire, she will join him at two high-dollar fundraisers in New York City.

Next Wednesday and Thursday, Clinton and Obama will attend two fund-raisers for his general election campaign and for the Democratic National Committee. They are also expected to appear together at a fundraiser with her supporters, as she tries to pay down her approximately $10 million debt accumulated during the primaries. Obama told reporters today he is committed to helping his former opponent.

"As I've said before, I want to make sure that we're providing Senator Clinton with some help just as she is going out of her way to campaign on our behalf."

The Obama campaign is tapping into Clinton's roster of wealthy donors as he tries to raise more than $200 million for the general election. Obama joined Clinton at a fundraiser in Washington D.C. the day before their rally in Unity, and met with her donors in an effort to sway them to support him. Clinton is also expected to hit the campaign trail for soon; however it is likely that she will be campaigning for Obama solo.

The bigger mystery that remains is Bill Clinton, who announced his support for Obama through a spokesman. Obama spoke to the former President on Monday, but he said today the two are still figuring out a time to meet.

"President Clinton and I are still coordinating a time when we're going to get together face to face and have a good discussion," Obama told reporters. "But as I said before the phone conversation was extensive and very positive and I'm looking forward to his advice and counsel and participation in the race ahead."

UPDATE: The Obama camapaign offically confirms that former President Clinton will not join his wife and Obama at the New York fund-raisers next week.
  • Maria Gavrilovic

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