Clinton announces guests for first debate
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When Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton3 ways government can help clean up Twitter Intelligence Democrat: Stop using 'quid pro quo' to describe Trump allegations The Memo: Bloomberg's 2020 moves draw ire from Democrats MORE takes to the debate stage Monday night, she'll be addressing an audience that includes several guests intended to underscore her campaign narrative that she is a fighter for women and children.

Among guests of Clinton will be a 9/11 survivor, a domestic violence survivor, a woman with cerebral palsy who has long worked with Clinton, and a pen pal of Clinton's during her time as first lady.


The details on her guests, provided by a Clinton campaign official, come as Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem MORE feuds with the Clintons over the attendees for the presidential debate at New York's Hofstra University, the first of three between the pair.

Trump over the weekend threatened to bring Gennifer Flowers, who had an affair with former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonDemocrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal As impeachment goes public, forget 'conventional wisdom' Legacy of California's Prop. 187 foreshadows GOP's path ahead MORE, after news that Hillary Clinton's campaign had invited Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, an outspoken Trump critic.

Beyond Cuban, Clinton's campaign is bringing a number of guests that it hopes will help Clinton as she attempts to portray herself as a defender of women. 
Lauren Manning, who was injured in the 9/11 attacks and spoke at this year's Democratic National Convention, will be among Clinton's guests, a campaign official said. Clinton worked with Manning to get benefits for survivors and first responders after the terrorist attacks.
Maxine Outerbridge, a single mom who survived domestic violence, provides a face for Clinton's work on behalf of the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Anastasia Somoza, the woman with cerebral palsy who said at the convention that she pitied Trump, will also be in attendance, along with Aleatha Williams, who become pen pals with Clinton when she was 8 and Clinton was first lady, the campaign official said.