April 7th, 2008
03:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton airs first ad in Indiana

Sen. Evan Bayh, a prominent Clinton surrogate, in her new Indiana ad.
Sen. Evan Bayh, a prominent Clinton surrogate, in her new Indiana ad.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is featuring one of Indiana's most popular politicians in its first statewide ad in the state. The spot hits the airwaves Tuesday.

In 'Steel,' Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh says:

"America faces challenging times. We need a leader who'll fight for good jobs, change trade deals like NAFTA, cut taxes for middle class families. Someone who's ready to be commander in chief from day one.

"That leader? Hillary Clinton. I've known Hillary for 20 years. She's got a spine of steel. She'll fight for our jobs, our troops, and the America we love. Strong. Seasoned. She'll always stand up for us."

Primary voters in the state head to the polls May 6.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Indiana
soundoff (179 Responses)
  1. kayla

    only jesus can help you hillary

    April 7, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  2. Willie

    You Obama supporters need to get a life.

    April 7, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  3. Allen in NC

    Ok... I've got to say that I do have a little knowledge of Indiana although I live in NC. My wife is from anderson IN, And I'm here to tell you that during my time that I spent there that, there are no jobs. Only building after building of closed down factorys, Factorys that use to have american people working and making thier livings there. Jobs that provided food, shelter for thousands of families. Jobs and abandoned factorys, That with bill clintons signiture sent them away to other countries. What are these people doing to make a living now? theres no jobs. Then we turn on the news and low and behold the clintons head stratigist is in columbia taking away more american jobs. This is the same person thats so much against NAFTA, But yet she has one of NAFTAS top guys running her campaign.... I, Being a blogger here and I see what she did to get Ohio's votes, They did not like being lied to..... Don't let her decieve you to INDIANA.

    April 7, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  4. john williams san diego, ca.

    Fools for Hillary...her only chance for the nomination is to promise all remaining elected officials in states that are still voting in nomination process a cabinet position....like they would BELIEVE anything she says.....get ready for the tears ...

    April 7, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  5. kathleen

    I am not sure about Bayh record, but this sounds like a pack of lies
    to me.

    April 7, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  6. Jay Shah Chicago, IL

    Why are these politicians speaking out for Clinton...don't they realize that Obama has an insurmountable lead in pledged delegates, the popular vote and is outraising her 2 to 1.

    April 7, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  7. jps

    she will stay in the race until her campaign can pay her back the money she loaned it...and the way she's going, she might still be campaigning for the Nomination in December even after Obama has won.

    April 7, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  8. kathleen

    Richardson knew her better than anyone in Politics and he chose
    to walk away.

    April 7, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  9. Jim in FL

    Evan. that's her "heart", not her "spine".

    April 7, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  10. get real

    Go Hillary!!! Kick some butt... Throw the kitchen sink or whatever at him... Just win already.

    Anybody but Obama '08

    April 7, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  11. Alexis

    What we don't need is a leader named Billary who is basically bribing American voters. She is the wrong leader for America.

    April 7, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  12. Mk

    Steel? Perhaps ...but she isn't very honest
    Why isn't CNN telling this story?

    Demoted Hillary Clinton strategist Mark Penn may no longer have the coveted title of chief strategist, but he remains a key member of the campaign's senior staff. Indeed, it is not clear precisely what Mr. Penn's demotion entails, other than a public rebuke."

    "Mr. Penn took part on the campaign's morning message call this morning, as usual. This afternoon, he is also scheduled to be on a call with Clinton and other aides to begin to prepare for Saturday's presidential debate in Philadelphia. Mr. Penn 'is still going to be very much involved,' a senior campaign official said."

    April 7, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  13. Mike

    We will see if Obama double-deals NAFTA again in Canada like he did in Ohio.

    Hillary as first lady and senator has threatened to kill NAFTA because it hurts healthcare.

    April 7, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  14. OlvrWhit

    Do you people who comment on Mark Penn know what his role was in the campaign. He was a pollster....big freakin deal.. He is gone..Good. As a Hillary supporter I never liked his approach anyway. But, this has nothing to do with Clinton, there is no scandal. Just something else for you lazy, headline reading people to gripe about. You call her a liar, when at this hour the man who told her the hospital story has verified that story as true.
    You knock her wealth, but do not praise the fact that she has given more to chairty than most and could have used more tax loopholes to pay less taxes. You knock the Clinton Foundation, without acknowledging the fact that Bill Clinton's efforts have saved MILLIONs of lives. I think those lives are worth a lot more than this constant referance to Monica and the Clinton "lies". You haters can not say anything good about the Clintons when proof exist that their work has benefited millions at home and all over the world.

    Remember what your momma said.."if you can't say anything nice...don't say anything at all".. This would be a welcome change for most of you.

    FACTS once again show that the Clinton's both have done wonderful things for people across this planet and that should not be lost in this hate engaged electrate.

    I will support Hillary all the way to the convention. let the fight begin.

    April 7, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  15. dEMABRAT

    Okay McDugan, How long have you known Sen. Clinton???? Perhaps he can make a better judgment? Perhaps the people that know her don't see her in the very tainted giuse of the media?

    April 7, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  16. Key West Sun

    The Obama star is slowly starting to go dim, think to much is already known about his personal life, deals, church ties and bald face lies to reporters. Next 3 weeks it could get rough in the windy city.
    On another note, this country is not a democracy, plz go to gov.org and read.
    I have been trying to read the Dem's rule book on how all this really works with the delegate , super or not, ..... I may be wrong on this,,,,but to me it looks like come convention time ,,,they can just vote for anybody they want, they are pledged but not locked to that pledge.
    If nothing else come from this convention, they need to rewrite how we do things,
    Oh and go figure, they have votes on the rules before they elect anyone, so hey, maybe Edwards could get back in ..

    April 7, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  17. Obama Supporter

    Yuck.

    April 7, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  18. uchujin

    Apparently her head is made of steel too, the thickheaded, power-hungry witch. Give it up, its over for you.

    April 7, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  19. Terry Frakes

    You Obama supporters really are hard up. Im sorry about your luck on this. I used to support Obama, but there is so much more to come out of him, so i have decided to vote for Hillary or McCain depending on the nomination. We all know, that if all the truth had come out on Obama 4 months ago, there would be no way in H-LL, he would even be ahead in the pledged delegates, thats why, the superdelegates need to come together and pull this through, seeing now what Obama is really about, no experience, no real answers about his past, he is racist, hypocrite, liar and full of (well, you know where this going)!!!

    April 7, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  20. Demo Craxy

    LIES LIES

    April 7, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  21. Sue from Ga.

    I can't believe she is using NAFTA in her new ad! There is a new speech she is gving re: Iraq, and how she spoke out against it in 2005 before Barack Obama. #1: She voted for the war, Obama did not. #2 The news channels have already researched this claim and noted it was Obama who spoke out before she did in 2005. My God, how this woman lies, and tries to spin things. Beware Indiana! Don't let her fool you like she did Ohio!

    April 7, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  22. Pat

    Hilliary is the best person running for the presidency.

    If people thinks Obama is more qualified they should check out all the reports out there on him. He has lied about a lot of things. Somehow it is not all reported to the people. This is a shame because Senator Clington always get the raw deal.

    April 7, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  23. Pat

    Hilliary is the best person running for the presidency.

    If people thinks Obama is more qualified they should check out all the reports out there on him. He has lied about a lot of things. Somehow it is not all reported to the people. This is a shame because Senator Clinton always get the raw deal.

    April 7, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  24. Vig

    "She has a spine of steel". That's what we need in the White House, not Mr. Nice Guy who comes across as more professorial than presidential. He's still defending his patriotism! Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 7, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  25. Hillary Gotta Go

    Is Hillary still talking about NAFTA!? This woman is really stupid! She SUPPORTED nafta! Please run that ad so the folks in Indiana will remember the lies she told to the folks in Ohio and the American people!
    God bless America

    April 7, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
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