May 16th, 2008
11:15 AM ET
7 years ago

Clinton campaign airing a series of positive ads

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Hillary Clinton's campaign released a series of ads Friday.'
Hillary Clinton's campaign released a series of ads Friday.'

(CNN)— Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a series of positive ads in Oregon and Kentucky Friday, as the Democratic primary race continued its second straight week without a negative spot.

“What’s Right,” airing in Oregon, stresses her support for universal health care and her opposition to President Bush’s energy bill and No Child Left Behind education policy.

“In Washington, they talk about who's up and who's down,” the announcer says. “In Oregon, we care about what's right and what's wrong. She's been right when it matters… She'll be there when it counts.”

Clinton continues her appeal to the blue collar voters who have overwhelmingly supported her presidential bid with two new Kentucky spots that highlight her image as a fighter for the working class.

“The wealthy and the well connected have had a president. It's time the middle class had a president who will stand up for you,” Clinton says in “Partner.”

The new campaign ads come on the heels of a positive ad released in Oregon Thursday by the American Leadership Project - a pro-Clinton 527 group that had aired anti-Barack Obama ads in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania and Indiana. The Obama campaign filed a complaint over the spots with the Federal Election Commission last month.

But the group’s latest ad makes no mention of Obama, instead focusing on Clinton’s positions on energy and job creation. "Gas and food prices are squeezing Oregon families from both ends. Hillary Clinton has the right plan to help,” says the announcer in the 30-second spot.

Since the Indiana and North Carolina primaries May 6, neither Clinton nor Obama have run spots attacking each other, instead running positive ads or focusing their fire on President Bush. Both Clinton and Obama have pledged to support the eventual Democratic nominee.

soundoff (257 Responses)
  1. A Dem from MN

    All I have to say is Democrats in '08!!!

    I would vote for Obama or Hillary. Certainly not a Republican just because the candidate of my choice doesnt get the nomination.

    Let's stop the extreme bias, support your candidate until the nod is given, then support your party. Dont jump ship just because your choice didnt make it. And most certainly dont jump ship just because the supporters of either candidate dont see eye to eye and at times post hate filled blogs. We should be thankfull there was a couple candidates that competed so closely and a choice was available.

    The Republicans are using the old strategy of divide and conquer. Dont let them play you!!!

    This is the year for the democrats to take the White House back and to begin fixing the damage done by the administration of the last 8 years.

    May 16, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  2. Sharon Minnesota

    Those of you who espouse your distain for those of us who will switch parties if Barack Obama is nominated have no clue what we really are feeling.

    We don't like your choice in Barack Obama. He will not be a good president. We don't care about your opinion of Hillary Clinton or John McCain. We don't care about your opinion of us. We don't care that you think you can bully everyone into thinking like you. We believe that America is still the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    So give it a rest.

    John McCain in 08 Republicans are the new moderates that will bring us into a better world.

    May 16, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. dz in Austin

    Listen sweetie,

    I'm trying really hard to say I will vote for Obama when the time comes, but so far I just can't form those words. I don't judge him by his color. I don't care if he is purple with green spots. I do judge him by the company he keeps and the people who support him.

    He has been just as negative as Hillary. It's just not reported the same way. I don't know why the media has adopted him and decided he can't defend himself, but he better start learning.

    The Repub's will nto be as easy on him as Hillary has.

    You freaks should be thanking her.

    May 16, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  4. Hey Jason

    Jason...OH YES HE HAS...
    you just chose not to hear it.
    he has made MANY nasty comments about her and some very directly about "female" things.

    May 16, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Roger

    SHE IS A BIG TIME WHINER>>QUAK....QUAK. GET OUT OF THE RACE AND SAVE UR SELF SOME MONEY. ALL U DOING IS MAKING UR SELF LOOK LIKE A LOSER WHICH U ARE. GO OBAMA, U WILL UNITE THIS COUNTRY. ALL THE CLINTON SUPPORTERS WHO WILL VOTE FOR McCAIN, GO AHEAD IF U WANT TO LIVE IN THE PRESENT BUSH LED ECONOMY. BUSH ONLY THINKS OF RICH PEOPLE AND CLINTON WILL DO THE SAME. ONCE AGAIN GO OBAMA......OBAMA RULES.

    May 16, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. Tuoyo, pikesville md

    As a i die hard Obama supporter , I once revered the Clintons , when the Presidentail race turned nasty with racial overtones and the Kitchen Sink strategy i began to revile the Clintons.However since she is now toning down the negativety whilst on her last legs in the campaign, i now feeling nostalgic about the feelings i had for the Clintons and feel a sense of sadness that this might be the end of an era for them.I realise that i still love and admire them, especially Bill.
    It so happens that Obama came along and offered a different direction and testament for the country.As a African American father of two boys, i want to be able to point to Obama as an example for how great this country can become.That the ghost of racism is about to be excorcised ...that my Son's can be aspire to the Pinnacle of greatness.
    May God Bless the Clintons for all they have done , especially the work Bill has done in Africa, May God Bless Barak Obama for the Audacity of Hope and May God Bless America ...Let us Unite !

    May 16, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  7. nancy

    Hillary Clinton has inspired me. I am a member of the working poor in this country and for all her flaws, she has kept on fighting. Win, lose or draw, Hillary will always have my support. However, I cannot in good conscience support Senator Obama. I will be spending my time until Nov working to see that we have a veto proof majority in the House and Senate. (that's if he manages to win) If McCain gets in a fillibuster proof majority will do fine.

    May 16, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
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