May 29th, 2008
11:30 AM ET
10 years ago

Clinton launches TV ad in Montana

Clinton campaigned in Puerto Rico over the weekend.'

Clinton campaigned in Puerto Rico over the weekend.'

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton is hitting the television airwaves in Montana, five days before that state holds one of the primary season's last two contests.

The 30-second ad, called "Only One," is a largely positive spot that promotes the New York senator's plan to tackle the special interests in Washington.

"She's the only one in this campaign who voted against the Bush energy bill against six billion dollars to the oil companies, the only one taking on the insurance companies to guarantee health coverage for every American and she's the one who'll end fifty five billion dollars in giveaways to corporate special interests and cut taxes for the middle class instead," the ad's narrator states.

The American Leadership Project, a pro-Clinton independent group also launched an ad in the state earlier this week.

Montana and South Dakota hold the final two Democratic primaries next Tuesday. Barack Obama is widely viewed to have an advantage in both states.

soundoff (307 Responses)
  1. Patricia in Las Vegas

    Doesn't she need to be preparing to testify at Paul vs Clinton this summer?

    May 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  2. Robert

    Hillary Supporters Unite!

    Hillary has been all but thrown out by the DNC. Howard Dean has totally screwed up the Democratic primaries by disenfranchising American voters in Michigan and Florida. Pilosi is getting ready to throw her under the bus.

    It's time to send a message to "Pig"-osi, Howard "the screamer" Dean and the entire DNC. We Hillary supporters are mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!

    VOTE A SOLID REPUBLICAN TICKET IN NOVEMBER. John McLame is only a one term president and Hillary can run again in 2012. Four more years of McBush won't be as bad as Four years of Obama who was pretty much anointed by the Democratic King-makers.

    I'm for Hillary and if that's not going to happen then Obama isn't going to happen!

    McCain '08! See ya later Dumb-o-cratic party!

    May 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |

    Remember she and Bill have over $110 million to spend. What makes you think she has no money to spend. There is no law that restricts how much of her own money is allowed. I find the name calling in this and all the blogs so infantile. Why can't people just deal with this like adults, but I guess that is asking too much of the people commenting here because they don't know how to act like adults. She has done nothing that any other candidate has not done in the past, and if you were to compare her misspeaks with Obama's lies I'm sure he would come way out ahead in volume. Hillary will be #1.

    May 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. CW4Barak

    CNN.....You are so unbalance and biased towards Hillarious put out this big article stating that she has double digit lead in PR, but just a one line stating that 'Barack Obama is widely viewed to have an advantage in both states'...where is his article stating that he has double digit leads in both Montana and S. are so freaking biased!!

    May 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  5. Josie Everett

    The energy bill was connected to may facets of ecological priorities. It did not stand alone, as is generally the case. It was bundled with other measures that would need to be wieghed in. Her vote was political. She knows how to pander. Ask heer about the ENTIRE ENERGY BILL.

    May 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  6. tom

    Please keep going Hillary, I will vote for u as a independent.

    Barack Obama " I went to that church for 20 years, but i didn't inhale."

    Hillary or Mccain 08

    May 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  7. Greg Pottstown, Pa.

    NH, SC,NV,and Iowa moved up the election date the same as MI and FL. none of those states lost any votes. by the way Obama won all of those states except NH which was a split .

    I wonder who the dnc is pulling for.

    May 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  8. Patricia in Las Vegas

    joe ~ do your homework, Obama did NOT cheat to win in Chicago. His opponent DID NOT have enough signatures to get on the ballot. And Hillary will NOT have enough delegates to be the Nominee, thank God!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  9. aware

    Run as an Independent Hillary. 🙂

    The sick far left has destroyed the Democrats just as the far right destroyed the Republicans. Both parties need a time out!

    Obama with Axelrod for a brain = Bush 3 who had Rove for a brain. The destructive far left is just as bad as the destructive far right! This is not change! 😦

    May 29, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. Words of Caution

    People of Montana:
    Please show Hillary the business end of the bull! Send her outa the shoot for her seven seconds, but tell the rodeo clowns that they can go on their smoke break at the one second mark!

    May 29, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  11. Fran Says

    Let's face it Hillary . . . you're also the only one that still thinks you have any chance at all to win the nomination!

    Return to the land of sensibility . . . say goodnight and God Bless, then begin what could be your best chance of repairing and salvaging your legacy . . . endorse Obama and help the party heal from the division created by your campaign.

    May 29, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  12. Billings MT rancher

    I look forward to supporting Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. She is the only democrat who can win in the fall. Go Clinton!

    May 29, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |

    Independent, the unpledged deligates do not have to follow their states, they are free agents and can vote for the person they think can win in the GE and who will make the best president with the most experience. Oh Well that leaves Obama out in the cold.

    May 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. Boered1

    And the "only One" who cannot do math, the only one who is in debt, the only one who HAD a chance to deliver health care and FAILED to do it, with a Democratic President AND a Democratic Congress. The ONLY one who Promised 33,000 jobs in upstae NY and instead lost them 25,000 jobs. The ONLY one who dodged sniper fire in Bosnia (the rest of the plane unloaded without incident and the girl at the strip offering her flowers was somehow unphased by this fire also). The only one who brough sexism into this race (WE NEED A WOMAN IN THE WHITEHOUSE and then cried foul when men do not slobber over her candiacy, the ONLY ONE who was ineveitable and LOST

    May 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  15. Helena

    To: Montana is Obama country: Excellent Post!
    I am proud to be named after the beautiful capitol of Montana!

    OBAMA 08!

    May 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  16. Marc

    Good, I hope she wipes NObama in Montana. "The elite one"

    May 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  17. Jaxie

    Hillary the Big Sky neither needs nor wants you as can be seen in Senator Obama's double digit lead. For your own sake – if nothing else – please bow out gracefully. Your statistical machinations and legal rationale regarding the Democratic Party's rules are both wrong and dishonest. Give it up while you still have some shred of dignity.

    May 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  18. Honest & Truthful...

    To All the Hillary Supporters:

    Why did Hillary agree to not count the FL and MI delegates in the beginning???? I see the concern NOW, but why not in the beginning...I really would like to hear some reasonble response to that question....

    May 29, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  19. OHIO

    Hey Hillary do not forget to offer them a gas tax holiday also.

    May 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  20. ed

    If what Saddam Hussain done during the voting in Iraq with him being the only name on the ballot and the US called it unfair elections, why is it not unfair elections in Michigan were Hillary tries to claim victory with only her name on the ballot? Well it seems that people that would vote for Barack would be disfranchised but for Hillary that doesn't matter Barack supporters aren't Americans.

    May 29, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  21. lol

    run independent hillary, you will win! hillary clinton independent 08!

    May 29, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  22. Get with the program

    Democrats: We need to unite for our candidate. It looks like that candidate is going to be Barack Obama. Put aside your hard feelings and concentrate on McCain. Clinton and Obama are pretty much the same on policies, so there is no reason not to vote for Obama.

    May 29, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  23. Hillary can win the national election

    Hillary is still staying in this race because she knows she can win the general election for the Democratic Party, and although she respects Obama accomplishments, she knows that his chance of winning in Nov. are less than hers, because she has done much better than Obama in the critical swing states.

    She has won in states that win the election, and that is what we need to focus on now – winning in November! We must focus on that–she is the one who would be able to beat McCain. For instance, she won in WV–and no Democrat has captured the White House without West Virginia since 1916. She also carried Ohio and other key swing states.

    Please– we must move past the emotions and divisiveness and focus on the facts–Hillary would bring home a win in November, when it truly counts for us. We cannot afford to lose in November, folks!

    May 29, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  24. Cat, Mn

    What the heck is she doing launching TV ads when her campaign is in debt? I could understand if she could still win. But it's over. What a waste of other people's money.

    May 29, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  25. Justin from KSU

    If Hillary does not get the nomination, I am voting for McCain or better yet Hillary as an independent.

    The DNC screwed things up this year with the entire primary process and not to mention "FL and MI."

    Obama will never get my vote period. He is scary. When he talks about "change." What does he mean by "change"? is he going to pick a 30something or a 40something year old as the Vice Presidential nominee? (this is if he is the democratic nominee), is he going to appoint all 30something and 40something year olds to head the CIA, FBI and other cabinet level positions? Is he going to pick a 30something or 40something year old to sit on the Supreme Court? Is he going to get 30something and 40something year olds to run for Congress, Senate and Governor? because if he indeed does all of this-- then this is CHANGE. I will then support him!!!!!

    Otherwise I'm tired of him saying "change" and turning a new page in Washington politics. DC has different layers of government and you can't change the entire process by saying "change we can believe in" and wipe out all sitting officials in government. Afterall, this is his campaign theme all year – – "CHANGE" but to this, he must appoint all 30something and 40something year olds –because this will be "CHANGE."

    I am a college student and I live in Manhattan, Kansas and oh by the way I am half asian and half white.

    Thank you!

    May 29, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
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