Bill Clinton rallies for his former aide, against Hayworth

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Bill Clinton on Roosevelt Island. (Azi Paybarah )
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Bill Clinton will headline a rally for congressional challenger Sean Patrick Maloney in Westchester this weekend.

Clinton has been active this cycle, as a top surrogate to President Obama, and in House races across the country. Last week, he held a joint rally for incumbent Reps. Kathy Hochul and Louise Slaughter in Rochester.

Maloney's race is even closer to home, since the former president lives in the neighboring district, and Maloney served as an aide in the Clinton White House, a fact that has become a key part of his pitch to voters.

“I’m honored to have President Bill Clinton join us this weekend in the final days of our fight to defeat the Tea Party here in the Hudson Valley,” Maloney said in a release announcing the event. “Working with President Clinton in the White House, I learned how to do what the Tea Party won’t: create jobs and balance the budget—without even thinking about ending Medicare’s guaranteed benefit.”  

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Clinton also headlined a fund-raiser for Maloney at Mayor Michael Bloomberg's town house, which was hosted by Bloomberg's girlfriend, Diana Taylor.

Maloney outraised the incumbent, Republican congresswoman Nan Hayworth, in the last reporting period.