CHICAGO--Former President Bill Clinton is headlining an Illinois Democratic get-out-the-vote rally here in the Palmer House hotel--a very important place in his family and political history. Clinton gave a shout out to his Chicago friends: Kevin O'Keefe, Valerie Alexander, J.B. Pritzker and Fred Eychaner--folks who were also backers of Hillary's presidential bid.
As Clinton related:
*his parents honeymooned at the Palmer House....Clinton's father died before he was born.
"The only picture I have of them together is at the Palmer House. ...I love this place."
*The Palmer House was the Clinton headquarter hotel in March, 1992 when Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination after winning the Illinois primary. The celebration was in the same ballroom where Clinton is now plugging the Illinois Democratic ticket.
*The Illinois Democratic establishment started moving to Clinton following an event during the primary at the Palmer House.