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. B

    Senator McCain was pretty clear that he was a big part of the financial meltdown when Bernanke blew the horn in Jerusalem.

    Hopefully, McCain, 72, will retire now.

    September 19, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  2. independent

    Hillary sent me!!!

    Obama/Biden 08!

    yes we can.

    September 19, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  3. Kathy H.

    He didn't insult all woman; just the one lipstick wearing pig! Palin is not even close to Hilary!

    Go Hilary and and traveling pantsuits!

    Obama/Biden 2008!

    September 19, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  4. HRC, SHOW SARAH, SCREECH A SPEECH WHAT A REAL SET OF OVARIES CAN DO!

    Yep, the 2008 remake of the "The Beverly Hillbillies" is in the final episode, altho, my favorite was when Ellie Mae(updated with an updo) made a high school chum head the Department of Agriculture in Alaska, because the gal liked "cows"!

    I hope she knows the "cement pond" is not a watering hole.

    I understand for the final show, Ellie will be "speaking in tongues" AGAIN. So, stay tuned due to the twisted tongue, I understand there may be a spin off called Troopergate, or another '60's remake called "Gidget does Fairbanks"!

    September 19, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  5. go away mongers-Ventura ca

    Thanks Hillary! We appreciate you doing what you are doing. It's the same thing Barack would do if the shoe was on the other foot.
    We are ONE PARTY and we will win!

    September 19, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  6. Scott L

    GO DEMOCRATS GO! VOTE FOR HIGHER TAXES!

    YEAAAAA HIGHER TAXES!

    GO GO GO! HIGHER HIGHER HIGHER!

    GO GO GO! TAKE MY PAYCHECK! GO!

    September 19, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  7. Hillary then McCain

    Sorry Hillary som of us are done with Democrats this election.

    September 19, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  8. Joe

    We voted for Hillary because she was the most qualified. Obama is not.

    Our votes don't transfer over to Obama because the superdelegates, Pelosi and Dean selected Obama.

    NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

    September 19, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  9. Prince Brown

    Two Weeks of Prayer for Obama
    September 21, 2008 – October 5, 2008

    This is a clarion call for two weeks of prayer for Senator Obama and our great nation, USA. Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate in “Two Weeks of Prayer for Obama”.

    Before you begin to pray for Obama and our nation, please pray for yourself first. Pray for yourself for following:
    • God’s Blessing
    • God’s protection from satanic attacks
    • God’s protection from spirit of dishonesty
    • Coverage with blood of Jesus
    • God’s forgiveness of your sins…

    As you pray, praise, and worship God, then pray for Obama that
    • God will forgive his imperfections
    • God will continue to break any curse against him
    • God will continue to cover him with the blood of Jesus
    • God will continue to bless and guide him
    • God will continue to direct him and give him strength
    • God will continue to shower him with wisdom
    • God will protect him from the spirit of dishonesty and lies
    • God will continue to use him as an instrument of peace, reconciliation, unity, atonement, hope, and change for good

    At the end of the two-week period, let’s commit to use this momentum to start “A Prayer Watch” for the rest of the campaign period. Let’s keep praying, praising, and worshipping God for Obama and this great nation of ours.

    Let’s do it! Where the presence of God dwells, great things happen.

    Evangelicals for Obama

    September 19, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  10. INTRODUCING, HILLARY CLINTON, THE NEWEST SUPREME COURT JUSTICE!

    I DO like the sound of that!

    September 19, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  11. DAN

    here we come lame ducks. (republicans) . yes clinton our next secretary of state the next international image of US. palin aka moose and mcshame aka fundamental crazy have no chance because hillary sent us .................................
    and for you cnn you are turning to be foxy like fox not posting the good stuff soon we might have to bail out ourselves from treating you as number one news network be fair or we kick you out msn is waiting

    September 19, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  12. Democrat 4 Life

    The rethugs are shaking... Obama will win but i like the polls close. It keeps him on his toes. When BO is down on the polls, he brings the fight to the rethugs. That's how i like it. Don't let them push you around. The difference between a bully and a wimp is a punch in the stomach. Punch them hard Obama.

    September 19, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  13. Allen

    Sen. Clinton is displaying true love of her country. She knows that Sen. Obama is the current best chance this country has for repairing the damage of eight years of G.W. Bush and ten years of a Republican controlled Congress.
    Sen. Clinton is an extremely capable executive and manager, and will contribute greatly to an Obama presidential administration tp ensure Americans are represented by responsible government.

    September 19, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  14. McShame go retire

    For once I have to agree. Wrong VP pick!!

    Bill and Hillary could be out there campaigning furiously and we wouldn't have close polls at all.

    Sure, Biden has the experience and wisdom by far over Sarah Palin,
    but Hillary would shredd her to peaces.

    And absolutely right, with Hillary as VP it could have been a blow out.

    Obama / Biden 08

    September 19, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  15. Low

    Never Obama – Either you are stupid, or deaf and dumb. We are already bankrupt by the republicans. Where have you been all week!

    September 19, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  16. Observer

    Thank you, Hillary! We really can't take another administration like this last one! We're in bad trouble if McCain wins!!!!

    September 19, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  17. Cynthia

    Go Hillary!!!!!

    September 19, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  18. BJ

    SORRY HILLARY...

    I and your other supporters love you, and wish YOU were running. It would have been a slam dunk!

    BUT, just because Obama is a Democrat is not enough of an excuse to vote for him. He talks the talk, but he WILL NOT walk the walk. He tells everyone what they want to hear, but all he will do is turn this country towards socialism. No thanks.

    We already have a Democratic Congress and Senate, no way the presidency should be a trifecta for the Dems. We need checks and balances in government.

    NOBAMA NEVER!

    September 19, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  19. Hillary then McCain

    We remember how you were treated while you were in the race. They booed you twice during your campaign. Now that you're out they even more nasty to Gov.Palin unbelievable.

    September 19, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  20. Mike

    Hillary yes! Obama no!

    September 19, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  21. Ted:Canada

    CANADA loves you Hillary!

    You and Bill can come to our country any time.
    Treat it as "home away from home"

    "very – very few people can walk the face of this earth and KNOW that they are respected"

    September 19, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  22. Hillary 2012

    I am buying your DVD why I want you to win in 2012

    But I am not voting for Obama

    I tooknotes from Jan 03 to June 03 – 08

    I can’t forget how DNC and media pundits hurt you

    This year best losers are Obama , abc , nbc, CBS, msnbc, FOX and CNN

    Hillary supporter for Mc Cain
    Mc Cain 08
    Hillary 2012

    September 19, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  23. hurriCAIN PALIN

    a lost cause fighting for another lost cause

    September 19, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  24. Former Republican for OBAMA

    THE MEASURE OF THE CHARACTER & LOYALTY

    OF THE CLINTONS WILL BE DETERMINED BY HOW

    HARD THEY FIGHT FOR THEIR PARTY'S NOMINEE,

    THEY BOTH NEED TO FIGHT HARD FOR THIS NATION.

    September 19, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  25. Jewel - Hallsboro NC

    keep taking Hillary.
    Hillary for Secretary of State
    Obama/Biden

    September 19, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
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