Magazine says Reagan voted -- for Clinton!

January 04, 1993|By Newsday

A vote by former President Reagan for Bill Clinton fo president surely belongs in the wonders-never-cease department, but a top Clinton inaugural official insists that's what the Gipper did on Election Day.

"Use this only without attribution," the official told TV Guide for an article in the issue on newsstands today. "But remember when Clinton stopped to see Reagan [Nov. 27] and got those jelly beans? How friendly they were? Well, Reagan voted for Clinton. I have it on the highest authority."

Mr. Reagan reportedly disliked President Bush's re-election campaign, and there were reports over time that he was no fan of Mr. Bush.

Mr. Reagan's aide, Cathy Goldberg said, "I wish I could confirm it, but I can't. I wasn't in the voting booth with him. If you're looking for a comment, just say 'Mr. Reagan supported President Bush's re-election.' "

The revelation is one of several by the magazine's Mary Murphy, who writes of President-elect Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton's friendship with TV producers Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason, who is producing Mr. Clinton's inaugural events.

Ms. Murphy says she had unusual access during the Clintons' visit last month to the Thomasons' mansion outside Santa Barbara, Calif., and with the inaugural planning's inner councils.

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