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Bill Clinton to headline fundraiser for Bishop campaign

Rep. Tim Bishop, who may be facing a tough re-election fight, is bringing in former President Bill Clinton to headline a campaign fundraiser.

The Southampton Democrat's campaign says Clinton will appear at a fundraising reception Thursday at entertainment mogul Robert Sillerman's Manhattan home. Sillerman is the former chancellor at Southampton College, where Bishop served as provost.

Bishop is seeking his fifth term. The National Republican Congressional Committee has taken aim at Bishop and several other New York State members of Congress.

Several Republicans are competing in the primary to challenge him. They include Richard Nixon's grandson, Christopher Cox, and businessman Randy Altschuler.

Attendees are being asked to donate between $1,000 and $2,400 per person.

But the campaign is also holding a raffle. A donor giving as little as $25 can win a chance to attend and meet the former president.- AP

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