September 19th, 2008
04:38 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton steps up efforts

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton is stepping up her efforts to push her supporters to vote and campaign for Barack Obama.

“As we continue to read the headlines about our troubled economy, the stakes of this election only get higher,” Clinton said in a Friday message. “Today I am asking all of you to hit the phones, hit the road and spread the word that we must elect Barack Obama President and we must send a filibuster-proof majority to Congress.”

Clinton’s political action committee, HillPAC, is launching a new grassroots movement on Saturday morning that will help mobilize volunteers to phone-bank, blog and canvass for Obama and other Democrats in tough congressional races. This effort, called “Hillary Sent Me!” will focus on a different battleground state each week.

“This is a call to action,” Clinton said. “We all have a role. And there is not a moment to lose. Tell them that Hillary sent you.”

Clinton’s speech to the Democratic National Convention at the end of August helped to bridge the gap between the two former rivals, as the former presidential candidate formally asked her delegates to vote for Obama. But John McCain’s campaign has continued to highlight Clinton voters who have endorsed the Republican nominee in a bid to woo disaffected former backers of the New York senator.

Hillary Sent Me! will send supporters to New Hampshire the weekend of September 27 to campaign for Obama and Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat who is fighting for GOP Sen. John Sununu’s Senate seat. The group will mobilize volunteers in Ohio and Pennsylvania in the middle of October.


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  1. Shay

    OBAMA AND HILLARY WANT THE SAME THING THE ONLY DIFFERENCE WAS THE HEALTH CARE.

    Let's get with the issues at hand.

    WHERE ARE PALIN TAXES?

    SINCE Palin LOVE AMERICA SO MUCH AND CLAIM SHE IS TRANSPARENT

    THEN COME UP WITH THE TAXES

    JUST BECAUSE ITLOOKS LIKE GOLD DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT IS GOLD.

    PALIN RESUME OF EXPERIENCE
    AND
    REFERENCE UPON REQUEST

    ARE NOT MATCHING WHAT SHE CLAIMS

    AMERICA IS SMARTER THAN THIS

    WHERE ARE PALIN TAXES.

    September 19, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  2. Joe

    Hillary forever!

    Obama never!

    September 20, 2008 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  3. The Bu

    That is really cool of Hillary. As an original Obama supporter, I can truly, we really do appreciate it. This is going to be a tough race and we need her and Bill out there. We win, they win!

    September 20, 2008 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  4. jatko

    Senator McCain needs to retire and enjoy life. It's time to vote for younger American's with quality degrees to run this country. Governor Palin needs to clean up the mess in Alaska before she can start cleaning up the mess in Washington DC, the last 8 years.

    September 20, 2008 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  5. kim

    You bunch of hypocrites, now all of a sudden Hillary is great, which we knew all along but you tossed her aside for an empty suit, now all of us will suffer when McCain becomes president, look in the mirror and blame the person looking back at you.

    September 20, 2008 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
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