This one isn’t particularly surprising. The Clintons have been frequent guests at the Renaissance events founded by the Laders. The release notes the two couples are “close personal friends.”

Philip Lader, former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James (the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), and his wife, Linda LeSourd Lader, residents of Charleston, today announced their endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President, touting her understanding of economics, international experience, and strong personal values.

Ambassador Lader served in President Bill Clinton’s Cabinet and was White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Assistant to the President, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Deputy Director of the President’s Office of Management and Budget. A Charleston-based partner in the Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough law firm, he is also Chairman of WPP Group, the international advertising/media company with 102,000 employees in 106 countries, and a member of the boards of directors of Lloyd’s of London and four other global corporations.

“Hillary Clinton has been our friend for almost 30 years,” said the former ambassador, “and we have witnessed firsthand the specific influence she had in the Northern Ireland peace process, in relations with America’s closest ally, Great Britain, and in domestic policies. Senator Clinton has been an effective and extraordinarily capable champion for change here and abroad throughout her professional life.”