Senator Clinton Headlines Gathering of Arkansas First Ladies

NOVEMBER 17, 2004 - Posted at 4:11 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton joined five other Arkansas first ladies today at a luncheon to benefit the state Governor's Mansion.

The senator from New York told the crowd of 2,100 at the Statehouse Convention Center that Arkansas was at the heart of of the Clintons' political success.

Hillary Clinton says she hopes her husband's presidential library will serve as a prominent "thank you" to the state for its support of her family.

The $100 per plate luncheon will help fund renovations to the governor's mansion.  The women also toured the mansion this afternoon.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)