Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Clinton Talks Up Congress Candidate Kelly in D.C.(New Mexico)

Byline: Michael Coleman Journal Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON Democratic congressional candidate John Kelly spent Wednesday night in Washington catching up with old college friends one of whom is the president of the United States.

President Clinton joined dozens of Georgetown University alumni, New Mexico Democrats and others at a Washington hotel to help Kelly raise money for his 1st Congressional District campaign.

Kelly, a Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Heather Wilson, received a warm embrace and glowing praise from the president.

"John was a year behind me at Georgetown," Clinton explained during a wide-ranging 30-minute speech. "I liked him then, I admired him then, and I still do. …

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