November 14th, 2007
02:01 PM ET
10 years ago

In South Carolina, where's Hillary?

It's been more than a month since Clinton last campaigned in South Carolina.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) – It's shaping up to be a tight Democratic primary race in South Carolina, but one candidate seems conspicuously absent from the campaign trail in barbecue country – the frontrunner.

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton may be the current favorite to win her party's nomination, but she has not visited this early primary state in more than a month. Clinton was last here on October 13, when she held a town hall in the city of Florence.

And according to a review of the candidates' campaign schedules, Clinton has made seven trips to South Carolina, featuring 16 campaign events, since announcing her presidential bid in January.

By contrast, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards has visited South Carolina 12 times and held 33 campaign events since announcing his bid at the end of last December, while Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has visited 11 times, making 24 appearances across the state.

Delaware Sen. Joe Biden has crammed 32 campaign events into eight South Carolina visits, including a recent two-day swing his staff packed with nine public appearances.

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- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • South Carolina
soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. Steven in Charleston

    Wow, what a non-story this is! Hillary was here YESTERDAY for goodness sake!

    Seven versus eleven versus twelve? Come on. All of the top-tier candidates, and many of the others, understand that because this is an early primary state that it is an important one, and personally I feel like they are all giving us a fair amount of attention. Hillary tends to do fewer, larger events, whereas Edwards and Obama do more medium-sized events, so it all probably evens out.

    There are enough REAL issues in this campaign to debate/discuss. CNN, could we please focus on those?!?

    November 14, 2007 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  2. aj huntington ny

    Hillary's people are scrambling to find people to set up, now that it's out that she doesn't take live questions !

    November 14, 2007 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  3. kim

    I do have to go with Hillary...she is still doing her job for NYC she was there today ..obama has disappeared again ..but I think Hillary fights i loived well with bill in there,Im gonna give her my vote for 4 years,i think as soon as she gets fiscal reponsibilty in line then we can live again that is the first and formost thing you have to do,after this debt piled onto us and he doesnt quit bush its gonna be doomsday...she is smart enough to figure it out,with bills help and advice...well get on track...took bill for bush 1 gonna take hillary to clean up bush 2.we dont need amatuer's in the white house,with the big mess,in there.Bill had a Trillion dollar surplus now we have close 2 trillion debt.and he wants gosh.

    November 14, 2007 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |

    Well all you people or most of you guy's say you don't like her but when the poll's come out she's in the lead so where are you guy's when they poll poeple for is it CNN polling the wrong people because a lot of people don't like her but these so called poll's that CNN does she is in the lead I would love to know who CNN poll's!

    November 14, 2007 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  5. MarkieBee, Sacramento, Calif.

    Hey Hillary supporters I'm still waiting...please tell me how and why Hillary has more experience than Obama. Please list specific instances, please her AUTHORED bills that have passed and have been signed into law, etc.

    November 14, 2007 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  6. AJ, IL

    Hillary is focusing on Iowa and New Hampshire. With the Nevada polling reported by CNN having Hillary with a large lead over Obama and Edwards just confirms to her campaign that she needs to only focus only on Iowa and New Hampshire. Hillary knows that Obama and Edwards can challenge her in SC but she figures that if she wins in Iowa and New Hampshire, its a foregone conclusion that she will be the nominee. But polls are just very small samples of the voting population who may change their mind at any time. Hillary can't fool me she is too polarizing and a ripe Republican target.

    Obama in '08!

    November 14, 2007 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  7. Maurice, Dallas TX

    "A vote for Obama is a wasted vote. I am an African American just as he is, and I live in the south. Obama will not, and cannot win a single southern state, so why vote him to win the nomination?

    Posted By Ike Woodbridge, VA 22192 : November 14, 2007 2:10 pm "
    Come on Ike, you're NOT black! And all black people on this ticker know why you're not! Nice try but, really, stop pretending! BTW your name probably isn't Ike either....LOL

    November 14, 2007 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  8. Ernest R. Pilkinton, Dallas, Texas

    anyone but Hillary in 2008.
    Joe Biden is the only one talking that has any knowledgeon what he's talking about.

    November 14, 2007 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  9. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    MarkieBee, you might as well move on, you are not going to get a response from the sheep unless it sounds like:

    Go Hillary go, Hillary 2008, she's the "bestest and smartest", I want it to be like the 90's, Bill was the best President ever, we need a strong woman to clean up the mess.... yawn.

    November 15, 2007 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
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