NEW HAVEN — He’s still got it — at least in the eyes of Democrats.
Demand for tickets to see former President Bill Clinton stump for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at noon today is so high that the state Democratic Party says it is having to turn away would-be supporters.
Clinton, who graduated from Yale Law School, is due at noon at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.
In contrast to top-dollar donor events, the Connecticut Democrats are charging $50 a head to see Clinton, a bargain compared to the $15,00 the Democratic Governors Association commanded for a single admission and photo with Vice President Joe Biden during an Aug. 20 fundraiser.
It’s unclear whether the 42nd president will give a private audience to top donors, however.
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Clinton returned to New Haven last October to see the former first lady, former U.S. secretary of state and 2016 White House contender receive the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit, a honor previously bestowed on him.
During the ceremony, Clinton mingled with Yale contemporary and current U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and current state Senate contender Ted Kennedy Jr.
While Clinton can do no wrong in the eyes of most Democrats, he did ruffle feathers on the far left in 2006 when he campaigned for incumbent Iraq war hawk Joe Lieberman during his Senate primary against anti-war candidate Ned Lamont.
Lamont won the primary, but lost the general election to Lieberman, who ran as an independent.