Bill Clinton to headline fundraising rally in New Haven

Bill Clinton, who helped close out the victorious 2010 campaign for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, is coming to New Haven for what Democrats are billing as a $50-a-ticket rally at the Omni Hotel at noon Tuesday.

“I’m here because I like and admire Dan Malloy, but I’m very grateful to Connecticut,” Clinton said four years ago in Hartford. “You supported me twice. This state was good to me. It gave me a law-school education. If I had never come to Connecticut, I never would have met Hillary and my whole life would have been different.”

Clinton’s visit in 2010 came on an eventful weekend before the election: President Obama addressed a rally in Bridgeport on Saturday, then Clinton held events the next day in Hartford and Norwalk.

On Tuesday, Clinton will be joined in New Haven by Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, who attended law school at Yale with Clinton, and Chris Murphy.