September 19th, 2008
04:38 PM ET
10 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. Obama Knows How to Fix the Economy


    Go Democrats!

    The stakes are too high to sit on the sidelines this year!

    Elect Obama!

    September 19, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  2. bill pike

    Hillary can make or break this election for the dems–it is up to her, not her husband, not anyone else.

    September 19, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  3. Laura Wolfe

    You go, Hillary! How dare McShame try and insinuate that the empty-headed Palin was going to pull your supporters! Governor Palin, you are NO Hillary Clinton! OBAMA/BIDEN '08

    September 19, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  4. How may more millions ?

    Did Obama promise you a position in his admin ?

    Or, will he share your debt ?

    Whatever, your 18 million votes will help Obama go down the polls.

    September 19, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  5. Sue

    Go Hillary! If he had chosen you, we never would have heard of Sarah "the liar" Palin. But since we have, we now must fight even harder to keep her and her shadow governor out of the White House. I'm with you!

    September 19, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  6. Patrick, Fairfield, CA

    Way-to-go Hillary! Looks like Sen. Clinton is serious about getting Barack Obama elected. This is huge. This process-action team, as I will call it, will generate hype and bolster Obama's appeal to women in New Hampshire and that oh so important swing state of Ohio – this is great news and great support from Clinton. Obama needs to give her a big thank you!

    September 19, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  7. Mark

    Queen Hillary and her sidekick Bill are nothing more than hypocrites.
    For months they bashed Obama, totally tried to ruin him. Now that America spoke, she is kissing his butt. Politics at its best, do what it takes to elect your party, but flip flop your opinion of the canidate to suit party needs. And of course your own in case he loses.

    September 19, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  8. Never obama

    No Hillary..........................never will I vote for Obama. He is a liar and very bad for this country and you know it.He will bankrupt us.

    I feel I've lost all respect for you.
    Because of the things you've done recently, I have lost my respect for you.

    September 19, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  9. Cathy in Pennsylvania

    Hillary, Hillary she's our Girl.............Woman around this country, listen to what this woman has to say..........If you supported Hillary ,why wouldn't you support Obama.......Don't let McCain win you over because he choose a woman.......she's no Hillary and never will be.....Hillary is for womans rights and choices, Sarahcuda will take your rights and choices away......say no to McShame and Sarahcuda in November, don't believe their LIES!!!!...typical Republican ploy, tell you what you want to hear until elected and then do something totally different once in office.............I ain't willing to take that chance

    September 19, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  10. Democrat in California

    Sorry Hillary, I got your message "No how, No way, No Obama.

    September 19, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  11. mike


    September 19, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  12. McCain Invented the BlackBerry, Palin Invented the Manure Spreader


    September 19, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  13. McCain Invented the BlackBerry, Palin Invented the Manure Spreader


    September 19, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  14. ohio

    go clinton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we love you. obama/biden 08!!!

    September 19, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  15. frank jones

    the republican party is like a company that is selling a bad product to the public and the public find out that the product is bad and stop buying it, so the company repackage and rename the product, and call it the maverick but its the same bad product Bush.

    Mccain is nothing more then a republican gimmick- after eight years of bad republicans policies , the republicans just rename their product to sale to the unexpected public the same old fail policies renamed and call MCCAIN the maverick. what a joke.

    September 19, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  16. Paul, NY

    HRC- Secretary of State 2008! Have you heard?

    But only if Obama/Biden are in Office!!

    September 19, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  17. Emily

    It is not too late to add Hillary on the Obama camp, in whatever way. (Cabinet) We all follow Hillary!

    September 19, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  18. Tyrone Brown

    Bravo Hillary and thank you for your unwavering support of the Obama/Biden ticket.

    September 19, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  19. Carolyn

    If he had chosen you, we never would have been witness to the transparently sexist attacks against Palin by the media and rank-and-file Democrats. Deja vu all over again. Democrats, and Obama in particular, don't deserve you, Hillary.

    September 19, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  20. forever3

    Who's going to vote for Obama cause Hillary tells you to? I think I can make my own decision......Thank you!

    September 19, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  21. Charlotte

    I was going to write Hillary on my ballot, but with her continued support of this unqualified candidate, I will now vote for McCain.

    September 19, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  22. Nick in Las Vegas

    Bravo Hillary! I can't wait for Obama to loose this November so you can run again in 4 years!

    September 19, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  23. Puzzled

    Hillary Clinton: the Jeanine Garefalo of politics

    September 19, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  24. Worried in NYC

    Thanks Hill we need all of the support we can get. I've been so worried McCain could actually win. Maybe there is some hope for us. United We Stand. Divided We Fall

    September 19, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |

    Hillary Clinton 2016! A REAL woman qualified to be in the White House! THANKS HILL!!!!!!

    September 19, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
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