May 13th, 2008
01:30 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton campaign: Obama ran an 'aggressive' WV race

Clinton campaign said Obama should stop downplaying expectations in West Virginia.
Clinton campaign said Obama should stop downplaying expectations in West Virginia.

(CNN) - As voters headed to the polls in West Virginia in a contest Hillary Clinton is expected to win, a memo released by her campaign argued that Barack Obama had waged an “aggressive campaign” in the state – and that a loss by the Illinois senator there would raise troubling questions about his general election chances.

"In the face of grim poll numbers, the Obama campaign has attempted to dismiss today's outcome despite the fact that Sen. Obama has outspent us on advertising, has more staff in the state, and more than double the number of offices,” said the campaign in an e-mail sent to reporters Tuesday.

“He has also benefited from the support of the most high-profile endorsers in West Virginia-Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Congressman Nick Rahall. By every measure, the Obama campaign has waged an aggressive campaign in the Mountain State," they said.

The Obama campaign has been looking to downplay the results of West Virginia’s vote, spending the evening in Michigan, a fall battleground. Obama trails Clinton by 30-40 points in recent polls of the state’s primary voters.

soundoff (331 Responses)
  1. Yolanda/S.A. Texas

    And why is this important news?????

    He has been there before, it really does not matter now. This talk about VP...What can Hillary bring to the ticket except her experience..She has no money to chip in towards the campaign and with her nasty tactics, her credibility has diminished.

    I use to think highly of the Clintons, but that true Southerner attitude is creeping through....White is better than Black any day attitude. What happened to We as the People!

    Mix all the colors together...What color do you get? Black

    May 13, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. RACE, RACE, RACE!!

    News flash people and you can check this source ANYWHERE, white people are not the only people voting in this country. W. Virgina doesn't represent the rest of the country!!

    Check my facts if you like.

    May 13, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. Coin's Other Side

    furiousdee:

    And you should start living in reality. Sure it's not technically over but for all tense and purposes it is. It's only a matter of time until Hilary will finally have to sit her selfish, lying, deceiving, egotistically wanna be behind down!

    Nothing personal but most of America has spoken and we want Obama so join in and let's defeat John McCain't!

    May 13, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. Retire Clintons

    Aggressive? He barely set his foot in. What a Clintonian smear.

    May 13, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  5. Sally

    Ok, who's the wiseguy that took Hillary's Bi-Polar meds away from her?
    Give them back!
    She's making no sense again.

    May 13, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  6. shannonL

    another bad choice by HC....

    smart thing to do would have been to call Obama out for not showing up in WV and ask the WV voters to punish him at the polls for not caring about them.

    She might have gotten another 10 points with that message.

    May 13, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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