Bill Clinton campaigns for Chelsea's mother-in-law

AP News
Posted: Mar 12, 2014 12:12 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bill Clinton is wading into a hotly contested U.S. House primary in Philadelphia and its suburbs to raise money for Marjorie Margolies, the mother-in-law of Chelsea Clinton.

The Margolies (mar-GOH'-lees) campaign is sending out invitations to the April 10 fundraiser at a Philadelphia hotel restaurant.

Margolies' son, Marc Mezvinsky, married the former first daughter in 2010.

Margolies is trying to recapture the U.S. House seat that she lost in the 1994 election after casting a vote for then-President Clinton's budget proposal that increased taxes on the wealthy.

Margolies represented Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district from 1993 to 1995. The incumbent, Democrat Allyson Schwartz, is running for governor and isn't seeking re-election, leaving the seat open in 2015.

Three others have filed to run in the primary.