Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton will be back on the campaign trail on behalf of President Barack Obama.
FILE -In this Dec. 10, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama listens as former President Bill Clinton speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. When Bill Clinton takes the convention stage to endorse Barack Obama later this week, it will be a landmark step on a path to reconciliation for two former rivals whose political fortunes are now inextricably tied. By embracing Clinton, Obama hopes to capture the former president's uncanny knack for political survival against tough odds. And it doesn�t hurt that the economy and the nation�s budget picture last truly soared under Clinton. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Obama's campaign says the former president will hold an event in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the day of the first presidential debate. Obama and Republican Mitt Romney debate two more times in October.
In 1992, Clinton became the first Democrat to carry New Hampshire in the general election since 1964.
Clinton has become a key surrogate for Obama, particularly on the economy. He delivered a well-regarded speech at the Democratic Party's convention earlier this month, then made a two-day campaign swing for the president in Florida.
The former president is expected to hold more events for Obama in the campaign's closing weeks.