The One-Day-With-Bill prize could be yours for as little as $5 as the former First Couple tries to reduce their debt burden.
Washington:The former U.S. President, Bill Clinton, is all set to raffle himself to whittle down his wife Hillary's debt of $771,000, the money she owes her pollster from the failed 2008 presidential bid.
In an e-mail sent to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's supporters this week, Mr. Clinton offered contributors to the Clinton campaign a chance to spend the day with him in New York.
“Hillary's campaign still has a few vestiges of debt that I know she would like to see paid in full. Will you reach out today to help Hillary this one last time?” the former President asked in the e-mail.
For those who would like the One-Day-With-Bill prize, an online donation of as little as five dollars will buy them the chance, reported Times Online.
In her office as the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is barred from raising money herself to pay off her debts to her creditor, former pollster and chief strategist from her failed Democratic primary campaign, Mark Penn.
This is the second time in a year that Mr. Clinton has offered himself as a lottery prize to wipe out his wife's debt.
A total of $24 million from her campaign was paid to Mr. Penn's firm, Penn Schoen Berland, during her bid against Barack Obama. By the end of 2008, the campaign still owed the firm $5.4 million, which is now down to $771,000, although the campaign also has nearly $624,000 in the bank.
Ms. Clinton relied heavily on big-money donors, most of whom gave the maximum amount allowed; hence the appeal to the small donors. — PTI