Obama, Hillary to attend Martha's Vineyard birthday party

Obama, Hillary to attend Martha's Vineyard birthday party
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President Obama and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests Iowa Democrats brace for caucus turnout surge MORE will reportedly attend a party on Saturday on Martha’s Vineyard, setting up their first encounter since Clinton formally launched her campaign for president. 

The two are expected to be at an 80th birthday celebration for Vernon Jordan, a longtime Clinton confidante, Bloomberg reported Friday.


The Obamas are on a two-week vacation on the posh Massachusetts island, where Jordan also spends time every summer. Clinton was scheduled to make campaign stops on Friday and Saturday in Iowa before attending the party. 

The last known meeting between Obama and Clinton was in March, when the two huddled privately in the Oval Office. 

The expected encounter comes at a tough time for Clinton, who is dealing with a deepening controversy surrounding her use of a private email account to conduct business as secretary of State.

The furor surrounding the email issue has dampened Clinton’s support in the polls, and it has prompted Vice President Biden to consider a run for president.

The Obamas and Clintons mingled at an 80th birthday party for Jordan’s wife, Ann, during the president’s vacation last year in Martha’s Vineyard.