April 15th, 2008
04:28 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton, Obama go negative on special interest influence

The new ad is Clinton’s second negative spot this week.
The new ad is Clinton’s second negative spot this week.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton’s campaign debuted a new 30-second television spot Tuesday that accuses Barack Obama of accepting donations from energy executives and supporting the Bush-Cheney energy bill – as the Illinois senator’s campaign unveiled a new mailer and Web ad that says she has accepted more lobbyist money than any other candidate.

“Every gallon of gas takes over three bucks from your pocket,” says the announcer in the new Clinton ad, ‘Pocket.’ “But Obama voted for the Bush-Cheney energy bill that put $6 billion in the pocket of big oil. Hillary voted against it….”

The new Obama mailer and Web ad make many of the same charges against the New York senator. "Clinton has taken money from lobbyists for oil companies, drug companies and insurance companies,” says the Pennsylvania mailer. “She says they represent ‘real people.’ Do they represent you?"


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  1. Louisiana Ed

    Please fellow Democrats, don't blow this chance to take back the White House. Stop and listen to yourselves.."if my candidate doesn't get the nomination, I going to vote Republican"...Shame on you!!! This country is going to hell on the fast-track and you are going to vote for 4 more years of war and deficit spending? We can't afford another 4 years of war in Iraq. We are going to be lucky to stop Bin Laden and the Taliban in Afghanistan!!! Do you trust McClain not to start another war with Iran? Our military cannot take another war without the draft. Are you willing to expose the young men and women in YOUR family to being drafted into a useless war? I doubt it!!! Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself that question...you just may change your mind!!!

    April 15, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  2. Floridian

    Will she ever leave? Seriously, at this point, as an independent, I wish I could vote for McCain just because of the lack of drama. Hillary Clinton, I now hate you.

    April 15, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  3. Michael Mee

    lin,

    Is being a racist as fun as you make it seem?

    April 15, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  4. Donna

    SORRY TO UP SET YA ,
    BUT HILLS CAMP IS 100% RIGHT ON THIS ONE.

    DO THE RESEARCH YOURSELF AND YOU WILL FIND THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE !!

    OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN HAS RECIEVED NEARLY 214,000 FROM OIL AND GAS EXEC'S AND TWO OF OBAMAS FUND RAISERS ARE ROBERT CAVNAR CHAIR AND CEO OF MISSION RESOURSES AND GEORGE KAISER PRESIDENT AND CEO OF KAISER-FRANCIS OIL CO.
    AND YES HE DID VOTE FOR THE BUSH CHENEY ENERGY BILL AND CLINTON DID NOT SHE VOTED AGAINST IT!

    April 15, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  5. Interesting

    Excuse me but Carl from PA is exactly correct. In fact the media has already said every time Hillary brings this up that this bill increased taxes on the oil companies and increased research for alternative energy. She was a fool not to vote on that bill. It was for everything that she's been saying in her stump speeches, but of course hillary is a liar so I'm not surprised.

    April 15, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  6. KE

    When any superdelegates suggest that "the superdelegates should not overturn the will of the voters" they should also agree to count Michigan and Florida votes. Otherwise the party should change their name to something else.

    April 15, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  7. elliott MD

    Does anyone remember the last seven years???
    Does anyone remember the election in which G. W. lost the popular vote but still somehow won???
    Does anyone remember the 'flip flopper' adds???

    Please Obama and Clinton, put a stop to this infighting and show that we ARE the elite party ( because anyone who doesn't want an elite person as our president shouldn't be allowed to vote) we are above negative campaigning.

    Please!!! I beg of you stop acting like middle school students and start acting like the decisions we make have real world, life and death consequences.

    if americans would have voted on real issues (economy, education, free speech, human rights, world peace, ..... ) in the last 2 elections we would be much better off. But instead the rebulican machine of disinformation and negative campaigning convinced the public that an oil rich C student could lead the free world.

    with the current state of our union the Dems should be able to run a cardboard cutout and win in a landslide

    WAKE UP!!!!!! AMERICANS

    say NO to afghanistan
    say NO to iraq
    say NO to iran

    say NO to McCain

    STOP FIGHTING
    START FIXING

    April 15, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  8. Kevin, WV

    How does the old saying go, "United we stand, divided we fall" something like that? I cant wait for the democrats to unite behind a particular candidate. I wish the rest of America had that attitude right now. When a nominee is decided I am sure that all democrats will unite and support that candidate no matter how many negative things are said and no matter how long it takes.

    April 15, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  9. karen from philly

    Hillary is involved in much more scary stuff that hasn't even begun to come out.
    Just like she says, think of this as a job interview, applying for the job as President. I'm a supervisor now, and my best worker is the one who has the least experience because he is smart and a quick learner. And another point, when someone gets interviewed we do background checks for references and that means Hillary won't get elected.

    thanks

    April 15, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  10. Beautiful thing...

    IF WE COULD STICK TO THE ISSUES, WE COULD POSSIBLY SEE WHO IS THE BETTER CANDIDATE! SOMEONE'S CHURCH SELECTION, SOMEONE'S EXTRA MARITAL AFFAIRS, SOMEONE'S CHILDHOOD HUNTING EXPERIENCE, SOMEONE'S BOWLING. ETC.. REALLY WILL NOT AFFECT THIS COUNTRY IN ANY WAY!
    THESE ARE POINTLESS DISTRACTIONS AS THEY WILL NOT HELP US IN ANY FORM OR FASHION!!!!!

    April 15, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  11. Retired Navy Veteran

    Hillary is destroying the party..

    April 15, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
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