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(Reuters) – Former President Bill Clinton will join President Barack Obama on Sunday to

raise money for the Democrat’s re-election campaign, the first time the two U.S. political heavyweights have campaigned

together in 2012.

President Barack Obama takes the wheel of 

a golf cart as he rides with former President Bill Clinton as they play golf at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, September 

24, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

President Barack Obama takes

the wheel of a golf cart as he rides with former President Bill Clinton as they play golf at Andrews Air Force Base,

Maryland, September 24, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Obama and Clinton have had a sometimes

strained relationship since the former Illinois senator beat the former president’s wife Hillary Clinton, now secretary of

State, for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

The former president remains very popular with Democratic

supporters, however, and Obama’s campaign is eager to get his fundraising support for the 2012 election.

The two men

will appear together at a fundraising reception and then a dinner, both hosted by Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of the

Clintons. Five hundred people will attend the reception, with tickets starting at $1,000, and 80 are to attend the dinner,

for which tickets cost $20,000, the official said.

The money will go to a joint fund to support Obama’s re-election

campaign, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.

Clinton’s profile in the Obama

campaign appears to be rising. On Friday, the campaign released a video of Clinton praising Obama for his decision to approve

the raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.

(Reporting By Jeff Mason; editing by Todd Eastham)

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