April 15th, 2008
03:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Some NC 'Women for Hillary'... aren't

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a list of 100 North Carolina “Women for Hillary” Tuesday, featuring 98 of the state’s most prominent Democratic women – and two men with gender-neutral names.

North Carolina Public Radio and the Raleigh News and Observer report that Dana Cope - president of the State Employees’ Association of North Carolina – was inadvertently included in the press release of women backing the New York senator.

Also on the list: Ashley Thrift, a Winston-Salem lawyer and chief of staff to former North Carolina Sen. Ernest Hollings.

The Clinton campaign told the News and Observer: "We are proud of the broad support Senator Clinton has from women... and men across North Carolina."


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • North Carolina
soundoff (167 Responses)
  1. candical

    A good defination of someone who is out of touch with american voters is one that continually lies to us thinking we will but her crap. One who claims to be winning when they are loosing. Someone who claims to represent voters in Fla. and Mich. when she agreed not to campaign there. Someone who claims to be a victim when victimising. Someone who is not telling a lie only when they are silent. Yes Hillary you are surely for us small folk. I gusee thats how you got rich while being a public servant. One can only hope a Clinton would not lie.

    April 15, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  2. Ohiobo Joseph From Vancouver Canada

    Why is this news? Was it ever published by CNN. It appears that CNN is always out to show the Clinton Compaign in bad light. One of the few objective journalist at CNN is Lou Dobbs. Destroying the candidacy of Hilary will not make Obama a better candidate because he lacks experience and judgement.

    April 15, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  3. candical

    A good defination of someone who is out of touch with american voters is one that continually lies to us thinking we will but her crap. One who claims to be winning when they are loosing. Someone who claims to represent voters in Fla. and Mich. when she agreed not to campaign there. Someone who claims to be a victim when victimising. Someone who is not telling a lie only when they are silent. Yes Hillary you are surely for us small folk. I guess thats how you got rich while being a public servant. One can only hope a Clinton would not lie. Yeah in our dreams.

    April 15, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  4. Joel

    Who would thunk that Hillary's sexist?

    Why do people still support her? How can she be viewed as a better candidate than Obama? I think people just don't read the newspaper or watch the news.

    GO [away] HILLARY!

    April 15, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  5. republican for obama

    Here we go..."annie oakley's" spin zone

    April 15, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  6. John Smith

    The image of the Clinton impeachment will forever be infront of us, if the Clintons ever get back to our White House.

    All nations, including Rome, fell because of what is going on this country today. We undervalue morality, truth, togetherness, and love.
    We value money, wealthy, lies, comedy, party affliation over country, and so on.

    April 15, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  7. Wide Awake

    I wonder how many of the names of women actually support Hillary and how any of them actually EXIST!
    But I'm not surprised

    April 15, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  8. john

    lies and decption – the foreshadowing to a "Billary" presidency. have we not had enough of this insanity! where is the leadrship of the so called 'super-delegates'? could somebody just stop this nonsense.

    "Im mad as hell and i'm not going to take it anymore!"

    April 15, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  9. Carl from Pa

    Why is it that a woman can be sexist but a black man can't be racist? This division is really quite silly. If she were a viable candidate she wouldn't have to bost her support among women but would rather have the support of most people.... but this is not the case she has long the popular vote and is losing in delegate count.

    I feel lucky I'm not a woman – or else I might feel pressured into voting for her instead of making up my own mind (not to offend woman but rather speaking how some of this seems to me)

    April 15, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  10. SayNoToHillaryBillaryCheslaryClintrous

    who care the polls still show Obama 54 and Hillary 34. Nothing is going to change with this feminist women.

    April 15, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  11. mitch from ark.

    well,i'm blind,and i just found out hillary is a woman.not only that,i just found out that i donated to a black man's campaign.i'm going to vote for him,anyway,but, don't tell anyone.ssshhhh......

    April 15, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  12. JN

    OOOH Mike...I'm so scared..You keep talking and I'll keep donating!!your words will cost you..keep it up!!! and it is 2 "were" listed wrong not "was"

    April 15, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  13. Dana, Pittsburgh PA

    So what???

    Obama released a list of priest and church leaders that were "for him" and many of them complained. Obama's camp said that most were but the lower staffers worked on it and they messed up. Is this any different??? Double standard.

    -Women for Hillary in Pittsburgh

    April 15, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  14. JNJoe

    Majority of NC is AA, so it's no surprise there, AA are voting for Obama base that is AA and not on policy... it doesn't matter what Obama does, say, AA will vote for him regardless.

    They want an AA as president so bad, they won't look beyond their own ego...

    April 15, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  15. Sherylanne

    CLINTON PLAYS THE GENDER CARD AND OBAMA PLAYS THE RACE CARD. THE RACE CARD IS AHEAD AS PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF BEING LABELED RACIST.

    BOTTOM LINE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS HANDED THE LOSING CARD.

    April 15, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  16. Frank, CA

    This is only a partial list of Hillary's lies because it's really hard to keep up with them all:

    Admitted Lies

    • Chelsea was jogging around the Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (She was in bed watching it on TV.)

    • Hillary was named after Sir Edmund Hillary. (She admitted she was wrong. He climbed Mt. Everest five years after her birth.)

    • She was under sniper fire in Bosnia. (A girl presented her with flowers at the foot of the ramp.)

    • She learned in The Wall Street Journal how to make a killing in the futures market. (It didn't cover the market back then.)

    Whoppers She Won't Confess To

    • She didn't know about the FALN pardons.

    • She didn't know that her brothers were being paid to get pardons that Clinton granted.

    • Taking the White House gifts was a clerical error.

    • She didn't know that her staff would fire the travel office staff after she told them to do so.

    • She didn't know that the Peter Paul fundraiser in Hollywood in 2000 cost $700,000 more than she reported it had.

    • She opposed NAFTA at the time.

    • She was instrumental in the Irish peace process.

    • She urged Bill to intervene in Rwanda.

    • She played a role in the '90s economic recovery.

    • She played a role in the '90s economic recovery.

    • The billing records showed up on their own.

    • She thought Bill was innocent when the Monica scandal broke.

    • She was always a Yankees fan.

    • She had nothing to do with the New Square Hasidic pardons (after they voted for her 1,400-12 and she attended a meeting at the White House about the pardons).

    • She negotiated for the release of refugees in Macedonia (who were released the day before she got there).

    April 15, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  17. Mike

    Obama supporters are too funny. Let me tell you this, your boy Obama has told many lies AND insulted half of america. His new politics is rubbish and his name was mentioned again in the tony rezko trial again yesterday. He and his wife attended a party that was thrown in honor of an Iraqi guy with ties to hamas and hezbola. just wait it is coming and when the tie is made america will look at Obama supporters and laugh at you for voting for someone you don't even know.

    April 15, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  18. Dan Gender Neutral

    Another example of the disarray in the Clinton campaign. She is so impoverished she cannot afford an elite fact-checker.

    And we are supposed to elect her to run the country??

    April 15, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  19. Angus McDugan

    Call it a mistake if you want, but mistakes and misleading has been the theme of her campaign. If she can't manage her campaign (how many people fired or demoted?) then how can she manage America?

    Angus in 08!

    April 15, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  20. mary, Dallas, Tx

    Why would you want her to be President? Her campaign is in shambles and America will be to if she is elected.

    April 15, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  21. Joe

    All of the Obama supporters just bash Clinton. Obama will probably be the nominee what most do not realize is that Obama has criticized most of the achievements of the Clinton administation when Bill Clinton was President. Not a wise move. Hillary and Bill are still major players in the Democratic Party, They can sit back and watch Obama lose and that is exactly what is going to happen. The Clintons are not going to help or campaign, and the Democrats will lose.

    April 15, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  22. carlo

    How about the meeting Hillary was supposed to have with 100 rural Pennsylvania mayors today, and only 18 showed up? LOL! Wonder if the media will jump all over this?

    I think the Pennsylvania results Tuesday are really going to be telling.

    April 15, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  23. GCG - Austin, TX

    Wow, now THAT's FUNNY! It's not lying, it's not deception, it's not even misleading. It's just plain lack of attention to detail.

    Not everything is a conspiracy, sometimes people just make mistakes.

    Yes, her campaign tends to make a lot of them, and more recently, but I really don't believe this was anything more than someone not doing their job completely to vet the information and just published it.

    No different than the press release calling for Obama's tax returns when he had already published them on his web site. Someone just didn't do their homework before rushing to press.

    It's funny, actually.

    April 15, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  24. Sean

    Mike: Do we want a 2% failure rate from our President? Again not checking facts? You would have thought after the Iraq vote (I didn't read the report) and the Hospital story (I didn't have any reason to believe otherwise) her campaign would have contacted and confirmed every name on that list. It's not like it was 100,000 people. 100 people. That's it. And she screwed it up. Seems to be a common theme with her campaign.

    April 15, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  25. MarkieBee

    Yeah Mike, the average poll shows Clinton up by 6 points in Pennsylvania, and that's down from the 20s in almost every poll taken directly after Ohio and Texas...he's really getting torn up there...you crack me up. It's Obama who closes the gaps – not Hillary. Oh, and the RCP site has an aggregate poll count today of 7.6 percent for Obama. That's the highest it's been in the last 10 days – even before the "bitter" issue.

    April 15, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
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