Bill Clinton to headline Ohio Democratic dinner

Apr 15, 2014

The Ohio Democratic Party has landed former President Bill Clinton to be the featured speaker at its annual Legacy Dinner in June, just as the statewide campaigns are going into full swing.

The fundraising event will be on Friday, June 13 in Columbus. Party leaders are hoping the presence of Clinton will fire up the party faithful for a fall campaign where they have the daunting task of trying to win back all the statewide offices, from governor on down.

"We are thrilled to welcome back to Ohio President Clinton, a life-long fighter for working families and one of the greatest leaders of our time,'' Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern said in a press release.

Clinton, the 42nd president, won Ohio in two presidential elections - 1992 and 1996. President Obama has also won Ohio twice.

Information on ticket sales for the event should be on the Ohio Democratic Party website later this week.