Clinton Foundation hosts 25th anniversary event with Bill and Hillary Clinton
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) -- Bill and Hillary Clinton returned to their humble political beginnings in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s presidential election victory and the 13th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center’s grand opening.
The event brought together Clinton's campaign staff and the friends and family who played a role in the 1992 election.
Sheila Bronfam is a long-time friend of Bill Clinton and had a hand in creating the Arkansas Travelers more than 25 years ago. The Travelers were a group of roughly 600 campaign volunteers who toured the United States, urging people to vote for former President Clinton.
"It’s really, really humbling. Not many people ever get to know a president of the United States personally, so it’s a lot of fun," Bronfam said. “He tends to keep his friends together. And so we like to do that and we’re happy to celebrate his legacy."
That’s exactly what this weekend is all about. Now 25 years after the campaign, the Arkansas Travelers reunited this weekend in downtown Little Rock.
Clinton Foundation spokesman Jordan Johnson said the Clinton's were eager to see their old friends. "They love and appreciate Little Rock and Arkansas, still, so Little Rock and Arkansas still hold a special place in their hearts. They’ve got a lot of friends here, still, and I know they’re excited to come back and see a lot of those friends."
On Saturday evening, KATV will be live streaming a special conversation with Bill and Hillary Clinton.