Two douchebags for the price of one.
(Bloomberg) — Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to make joint appearances with President Barack Obama at a series of fundraisers, according to three people familiar with the matter.
The 42nd and the 44th presidents will appear together at events in the coming months in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, according to one of the people. The New York fundraiser is aimed at donors in the financial services industry, said the person, who like the others spoke on the condition of anonymity because they hadn’t been authorized to talk about the events.
Ben Labolt, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, said nothing has been put on the schedule. Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna declined to comment.
While Obama raised $5 million on his last fundraising trip to New York, including $2 million from a March 1 event with members of the financial services industry, he is collecting less money from Wall Street this year compared with four years ago, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Wall Street was Obama’s biggest source of campaign cash in 2008. In this election, employees of the securities and investment industry and their families have given almost three times more money to Republican Mitt Romney, a former private equity executive, than Obama. Romney has collected $6.6 million compared with $2.3 million for Obama through Jan. 31, according to the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics.