PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will deliver a eulogy at the Rhode Island funeral for a longtime friend and major Democratic donor and fundraiser.
The service for Mark Weiner (WEY’-ner) will be held Tuesday at noon at the Temple Beth-El synagogue in Providence.
Weiner died last week in Newport after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.
Weiner has been friends with the Clintons since 1976, when he worked with Hillary Clinton on Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign.
The night Weiner died, Bill Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention and told the crowd that he and Hillary had cried upon learning of his death.
Weiner’s company, Financial Innovations Inc., has provided official campaign merchandise and other mass marketing services to numerous Democratic political campaigns, including Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.
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