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Bill Clinton to stump for Sean Patrick Maloney; Christine Todd Whitman backs Nan Hayworth
Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney and Republican U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth are calling out the big guns in their nationally watched battle for the 18th Congressional District seat.
On Sunday, former President Bill Clinton will hold a rally for his former aide, Maloney, at Somers Middle School. Maloney, an attorney, worked as a top White House aide to Clinton during his presidency. Clinton has endorsed Maloney's bid and even recorded robo-calls urging New Yorkers in the district to vote for him.
“Working with President Clinton in the White House, I learned how to do what the Tea Party won’t: create jobs and balance the budget -- without even thinking about ending Medicare’s guaranteed benefit," Maloney said in an email to supporters.
And next week, the "Women for Nan Victory Committee" will host former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman at a special gathering for Hayworth that will include New York's former first lady Libby Pataki, Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell and Orange County Clerk Donna Benson.
"This election is so important, not only for New York, but for our nation," Whitman, a Republican, told supporters in an email blast promoting the event at the Dutchess Manor in Beacon. " We need independent leaders in Congress. We need someone that will work hard to find practical solutions for our families and small businesses. We need Nan Hayworth in Congress."
Tickets to the event run from $250 to $1,000, according to an invite for the event.