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. Wise White Guy

    You might want to try telling the truth in your ads Hill. Sometimes Senators have to vote for a bill that is not perfect because it contains important positive things. The problem with Washington now is that there is almost never a good bill without bad things attached. For a candidate such as yourself who is more wrapped up in lobby money and illegal campaign contributions from Pacs it is nothing short of a bad joke for you to put yourself on that pedestal. There is one candidate who can claim to be beholding no nobody but the people and that is Barack Obama. Perhaps if you were not facing FELONY CHARGES!!!! for Paul V Clinton you would not be running this scorched earth, win at all cost campaign when you have lost long ago. I do not know how you have managed to keep this story buried but the fact that you have shows the level of manipulation, corruption and power that you have. Certainly not the kind of person i want in the legislature much less as President. In fact you sound like a female GW Bush. Maybe you should go be McCain's VP.

    May 29, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  2. Lori

    If Hillary is more electable than Obama as she says she is, then why hasn't she won already?

    Hillary has NO experience to be president just like Obama so stop with that sorry lame excuse.

    Hillary would NOT be able to win against McCain without the support of Obama supporters and guess what?? She's lost the respect of the Obama supporters.

    Obama can win on his own accord just like he's winning now.

    Obama '08

    May 29, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  3. j. paul

    why spending all your $109 million when you do not have any chance of winning.just go hme with your baggage.

    May 29, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. NickNas

    Yet ANOTHER Million Dollar Campaign contribution from CNN to Hillary Clinton. You people redistribute all of her ads like you are running for a cabinet position with her. We all know Obama has more cash but we also see you post all of her ads and VERY few of his. WHY?

    May 29, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  5. martin

    and she's the one who voted for an illegal war in iraq.that makes her a bush supporter.

    May 29, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  6. D Frank

    Go Hillary!! 2008 or possibly 2012

    May 29, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  7. Jan from Boca Raton, Fl

    The very sad ending to this election is the best canidate is not going to
    win the nomination. Obama cannot even compare to Clinton,
    and all I see on the blogs by the Obama supporters is how Clinton
    has lied. No one has misled the Americans like Obama, and he
    just got caught in another lie about his uncle. How can any American
    vote for a man that was Rev. Wright for 20 years, called the american
    people bitter, His wife at a speech at a university called the white
    people "whities" He has no experience except for his great speeches
    that someone else writes "Yes We Can" guess what "No He Can't"
    We cannot take a chance on having another President that cannot lead this country back to when Bill Clinton was President and times
    were good. Jack Cafferty can try to convince his viewers that the
    Clinton supporters will come around in the end and vote for Obama,
    I have news for Cafferty, that's not going to happen. If the media and
    the Obama campaign had not treated Hillary like dirt under their
    feet, the may have been a chance . And don't call me raceist, because
    I am married to an African American and have two grown children.
    My husband is a doctor and both of my children are doctors, so
    we are not uneducated or blue collar. We just care about our country
    and will NOT vote for someone we DO NOT believe in just to vote
    for a democratic. I will vote for McCain or write in Clinton on the ballot.
    I believe McCain is the lessor of the two evils and will make a better
    President than Obama.

    May 29, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  8. Alice

    that doesn't sound so "positive" to me, CNN

    May 29, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  9. SlimSista


    OBAMA '08

    May 29, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  10. Bubba

    She IS a special interest ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! oh brother...

    May 29, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  11. Tim

    The Clinton campaign debt count: Heard it is up to $35 million and counting. Once she repair herself and mark Penn, the rest of the people will get stiffed.

    May 29, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  12. mama4obama

    "Barack Obama is widely viewed to have an advantage in both states".

    Thats because they have not fell for the lines of cr_p that have been spewing for months.

    OBAMA 08

    May 29, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  13. bridgette

    She has not taken on the insurance companies since she has been a Senator. She has been preparing to run for office. It is time Democrats to come together. Stop the pouting and temper tantrums and let's come together.

    May 29, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  14. Mat

    Hey CNN – want to talk about the ads Obama has launched? Want to mention the Superdelegates he picked up yesterday? Or are you only interested on Clinton fluff stories – So missleading!

    May 29, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  15. Democrat

    THE ONLY ONE who:

    Can't accept that she's lost...
    Redefines what winning is...
    Will say anything to get your vote...
    Will always spend more money than I have, as long as it furthers my cause...
    Can turn around something stupid I say or do to make my opponents look like they did something wrong...
    Has made over 1/2 the democrats hate her for the campaign she has run

    May 29, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  16. chyk o

    Mrs Clinton, as early as this month, was said to be $11 million to $20 million in debt. At the rate she is currently campaigning, one wonders how much debt she has accrued plus who will pay them. Wouldn't it have been economically sound to minimize her debt, given that if at all, it must be retired by August.

    She has not run a good campaign and it is time to swallow the bitter pile and move on before she completely destroy her future political career which is at a boiling point of spiral downward slop.

    May 29, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  17. Dave in NJ

    20 + million in debt , and continueing to add to it daily, for what. HRC is a spoiled rotten narcisistic loser. After this long running primary season, she still wants to fight everybody that is not backing her. Obama, the DNC and the media handled her with kiddie gloves on, trying to respect her as a woman. She alone ruined her chances of being nominated. Now look at how she returns the favor, by attacking everyone with whatever sticks to the wall allegations. She doesn't care about the dem. party at all. If the party does'nt come together, if the dems lose in Nov. ,if the nation continues to be divided, So What Hillary Does Not Care. Every remaining Superdelegate should slam this door in her face hard on Wed. Send her a strong message that America is bigger and stronger than the Clintons.

    May 29, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  18. Unshrub

    I hope these TV stations collected their fee up front!

    May 29, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  19. Beverly, NYC

    June 4th = Independence Day from the Clintons!!!!

    May 29, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  20. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    She's still running ads and $20 million in debt and wants somebody else to pay for it. Hillary thinks we are all fools.

    May 29, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  21. Sherri

    Senator Obama has a plan for taking on the insurance companies. He proposes the creation of a National Health Insurance Exchange. It will act as a watchdog organization to reform the private insurance market by creating rules and standards for participating insurance plans to ensure fairness and to make individual coverage more
    affordable and accessible.

    May 29, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  22. vic nashville,Tn

    We never give up
    We will go to the convention
    We will get the nomination at convention
    Hillary 08

    May 29, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  23. dennis from texas

    read about how o bama muscled his way into being the senator of illinois change is in the air read how o bama refused to have a revote in michigan and florida paid for by outside contributions.... what can i say johnny fairplay vote clinton do not be fooled again... god bless america vote fairness mot manipulation...

    May 29, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  24. Paul

    Hillary 08 , the smart choice for our nation

    If the DNC fail to be fair.. she should go independent and be our President

    We cannot have a continuity of the Bush era with McCain, neither can we risk our futures by entrusting our nation in the hands of an unexperienced candidate

    May 29, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  25. obama =supporter==ARKANSAS

    lets talk no more of clinton
    now it is mcsain and obama

    May 29, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
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