Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser for Mark Dayton at billionaire George
By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 12/2/10 1:34 PM EST
Bill Clinton is going to help Mark Dayton pay his bills.
The former president will headline a Dec. 13 fundraiser for the Minnesota Democrat, who’s waiting out the state’s recount of more than a million ballots in the gubernatorial race. Dayton told reporters Thursday that the fundraiser will be held at billionaire George Soros’s Manhattan apartment, with Clinton getting top billing.
By his team’s count, Dayton leads Republican opponent Tom Emmer by 9,000 votes in the recount, which began Monday. The campaign has raised more than $1 million for recount expenses, Minnesota Public Radio reported.
Dayton said his camp also hopes to organize a Dec. 15 event with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and other members of Congress.
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