Pres. Clinton to address House Democrats' retreat
Former President Bill Clinton will address House Democrats at their member retreat later this week, the House Democratic Caucus said Tuesday.
He will deliver a keynote address Friday, the final day of the three-day 2013 Issues Conference in Leesburg, Virginia.
Also on the schedule are President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Obama will speak Thursday afternoon and Biden speaks Wednesday evening.
Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund and former French finance minister, will deliver a keynote address Thursday evening.
Clinton remains highly popular both among Democrats and as a surrogate for Democratic candidates.
His high-profile address at the Democratic National Convention over the summer was received well by the party members in attendance.
A smattering of poll data shows high numbers. The most recent national live-operator independent survey was conducted by The New York Times in September and found 66% held a favorable view of Clinton and 25% held an unfavorable view. Those numbers are in line with the CNN/ORC poll from May, which showed 66% had a favorable view and 33% held an unfavorable view of the former president.