WASHINGTON – Arkansas Democrats will honor former President Bill Clinton, and raise some cash, at a fundraising event that will coincide with their party’s national convention next month.
“We are humbled that President Clinton will be supporting Arkansas Democrats in Charlotte,” said Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Will Bond.
The event in support of Arkansas Democrats will be held Sept. 4 at The Westin Charlotte Ballroom. Clinton speaks the following evening at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The convention concludes Sept. 6 with President Barack Obama once again accepting his party’s nomination for president.
Clinton received the party’s presidential nomination for the first time 20 years ago in New York City.
“In Arkansas, we face one of the most important elections in our lifetime — one that will define whether we continue the progress made under leaders like President Clinton and Governor Beebe, or turn back and follow others who just want to say no to everything,” Bond said in a statement announcing the fund-raising party. “We thank President Clinton from the bottom of our hearts for a lifetime of service and commitment to a better Arkansas and America.”
Tickets for the Charlotte event are $150 and can be purchased at ClintonEvent.eventbrite.com. The party kicks off at 5 p.m. Sept. 4.