John Grisham joined President Bill Clinton on Saturday, March 8 at a “Solutions for America” event in Meridian, Miss.
Clinton’s visit in the Queen City was the final stop for the former president in Mississippi Saturday. Clinton hosted a fish fry in Tupelo Friday night and was attending four events Saturday.
The relationship between Bill Clinton and John Grisham goes back to 1992 when Clinton was first elected to the White House. Between the two, a story was told Saturday night about a letter written to the President claiming that they were 13th or 14th cousins.
The friendship that began soon after turned into campaign help. Grisham and his wife Renee have spent time on the campaign trail stumping for votes for Senator Clinton in Texas, South Carolina, and now the Magnolia State.
In what has turned into an unusually long campaign for the Clinton’s, Grisham and his wife also plan to head to Pennsylvania at a later date asking for support for the former First Lady.
Grisham said that he is excited to campaign for Hillary Clinton and another exciting aspect is that his home state now matters in the primary, something that hasn’t happened in several decades.