Chelsea Swings Through Philly's Gay Clubs

Enamored crowd follows her on 'gay pub crawl'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2008 5:26 PM CDT
Chelsea Clinton greets supporters after speaking on behalf of her mother in this April 4, file photo.   (AP Photo/Randy Snyder)
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(Newser) – Chelsea Clinton met with wild and drunken support on her “gay pub crawl” through Philadelphia last night, the Patriot-News reports. “Chelsea, the gays love you!” cried one supporter. “We love your highlights,” shouted another. “Thank you, but that’s not why you should vote for my mom,” said Chelsea. “I grabbed her ass!” one woman shouted.

Flanked by Rob Reiner and Governor Ed Rendell, Chelsea led an ever-growing mob from bar to bar, perhaps picking up votes along the way. “This is where the voters are,” said Rendell, who pioneered the gay pub crawl. “We’ll see 1,500 people tonight easily, and they’re all voters." Gay voters may account for up to 5% of Philly’s turnout.