New Hampshire Democrats Remove Bill Clinton’s Name from Annual Fund-raising Dinner, Replace it With Eleanor Roosevelt’s Amid #MeToo Movement

The New Hampshire Democratic Party’s fund-raising dinner will no longer be named after Bill Clinton. (CLIFF OWEN/ASSOCIATED PRESS/FILE 2018)
The New Hampshire Democratic Party’s fund-raising dinner will no longer be named after Bill Clinton. (CLIFF OWEN/ASSOCIATED PRESS/FILE 2018)

New Hampshire was the state that made Bill Clinton the comeback kid in 1992, propelling him to the presidency. Sixteen years later, Hillary Clinton won the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary in an upset.

And two years ago, in honor of the former president’s legacy, the New Hampshire Democratic Party became the only state party in the country to name a major fund-raising dinner after Bill Clinton.

But on Tuesday, New Hampshire Democrats reversed course and announced they had voted to walk away from the Clinton name for the annual fall fete. The event once known as the Kennedy-Clinton dinner, which Bill Clinton headlined as recently as 2014, will now be called the Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner.

Last week, members of the state Democratic Party were asked via paper ballot about whether they wanted to make another change and, if so, what the new name should be.

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SOURCE: James Pindell 
The Boston Globe