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. Mercedes

    If it's possible I will donate money to help her pay her debt. Keep it up Hillary Clinton we are proud of you. A real woman who has shown to have the knowledge and strength to represent all women that believe we deserve equal paying job as men and the right to choose what is our right as women. Prochoice.

    September 19, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  2. LA

    I love you Hillary but NO WAY. NO HOW. NO OBAMA.

    September 19, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  3. Dr. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    BILL & HILLARY WILL COME OUT

    AND TAKE NO PRISONERS.

    September 19, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  4. Does Obama Palin Comparison?

    Keep an eye on Hillary...She's only going to make token appearances, and none that will really have any influence. She has to help just enough to appear like a team player...but not so much that Obama actually wins! No doubt about it...she has her eyes on #1 in 2012!!!

    Obama gave the race away when he picked the old white guy for VP...

    September 19, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  5. David Goldman for OBAMA

    WE CAN'T HANDLE ANOTHER

    MORON IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

    MCSHAME IS AS SLEAZY AND

    AS IGNORANT AS CAN BE.

    September 19, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  6. miami hurricane

    It's true there is no comparison between Hillary and Sarah. Sarah was elected mayor of a two-bit town and elected governor of a God forsaken state; but love her or hate her you have to admit she is a self-made woman she did it herself. On the other hand there would have never been a 12 million dollar book deal, NY senate seat, or run for the presidency if it wasn't for her husband. Hillary is a Bill Clinton made woman. So your right there's no comparison.

    September 19, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  7. Sally from Cali

    Hillary, above all we respect you. Your candidacy was taken seriously. A woman will be president one day soon.

    McCain has made all of Hillary's hard work into a joke. Her real supporters know that. Those other bloggers negative are McCain's Pumas.

    If Obama had picked Hillary for VP, McCain would nver have chosen Palin. Does that tell you something about Palin? McCain is using her. And that's just the way it is.

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

    Everybody knows that Hillary is looking to 2012. You can bet she and Bill will do something to hurt Obama's chances.

    September 19, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  9. Michigan Chick

    God help us if the Republicans win. Our country is circling the drain...thanks George.

    September 19, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  10. Michigan Chick

    Hey Scott L.....our taxes are going up because of GB......hello.....trillion $$$$$ war.

    September 19, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  11. THANK YOU

    THANK YOU HILLARY FOR YOUR SUPPORT....I HOPE YOU GET THE POSITION YOU WANT IN OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION OR THE MONEY YOU NEED TO REPAY YOUR DEBT.

    September 19, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  12. pa.joe

    I believe that Hillary will have a prominent role in an Obama administration.
    But even if she wouldn't I would still vote AGAINST McCain/Palin!!

    September 19, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  13. Erik

    To all of the Hillary supporters who say that they will vote for McCain just so they can vote for Hillary in '12, has the fact even crossed your mind that by '12 it might be too late?

    September 19, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  14. tennisguypitt

    I honestly can't believe that John McCain is even close to Barack Obama in the polls. But then again, they are just polls. Wait until November 4th.

    I respect John McCain as a POW, but as a candidate? NO. The McCain in 2000 would have probably gotten my vote, but not this guy. I don't even recognize him. Now, he picks Sarah Palin. I looked right through that. It's a ploy. I find it screamingly obvious. The woman is scary and a fanatic. NO WAY SHE CAN GET MY VOTE.

    Some of the arguments against Obama just aren't true or a little extreme.

    1. The Most Liberal Senator: This is actually true, in a way. This was recorded in 2007. He was only present for a handful of votes. In 2004-2006. He was 16, 15 and 17, respectively.

    2. He is Partisan: True, but John McCain voted 95 percent with Bush. That must be taken into consideration. We have to try new things if you disapprove of Bush.

    3. He wants to raise taxes: Only for the extreme wealthy people. Most people (last time I checked it was 85%) would actually see a reduction in taxes.

    4. He's inexperienced: He was an 8 year senator in Illinois and 4 years in the senate. By Contrast, Sarah Palin is 4 years in Alaska.

    The source of all these were from factcheck.org. It's nonpartisan, so I wouldn't say anything about it leaning one way or the other.

    Obama/Biden '08!

    September 19, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  15. D.Kimbro OHIO

    True democrat. Hillary was a worhty adversary, which makes her an even stronger supporter. Thank you for putting COUNTRY FIRST, instead of just using it as a slogan. Nice job pulling out of that event, which didnt allow moose lady to dominate the news cycle. She tried to get some headlines by placing herself first when referring to the ticket. These two people sicken me. Maybe she can go home and talk to the Russians out of her back door. She was denied another resume builder.

    September 19, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  16. Wayne

    Don't let these disguised republicans, which represent former Hillary supporters in wolfs clothe) get to you folks.

    They are here to distort and cause confusion.

    Your should remember this from the Bush smear tactics.

    It won't work for them this time.

    Obama / Biden 08

    September 19, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  17. Mike, Vancouver

    She is only putting out at 50%. Non Stellar, no shine.

    September 19, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  18. Kathy

    AllI can say is if Hillary Clinton doesn't help out more with this campaign and get vocal on Palin,and by someway Barack loses.
    She had better know that some of us won't forget .
    This election is for democrats to rise up snd finally show OUR strength. MEN, WOMEN, OLD,YOUNG, BLACK, WHITE, HISPANIC,ASIAN, NATIVE AMERICAN, INDEPENDENTS, AND YES EVEN SOME DECENT REPUBLICANS.

    I DON'T KNOW ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE BUT MY BANK ACCOUNT CAN'T WITHSTAND ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF REPUBLICANS.

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

    As an Obama supporter, it took some time to get over my Hillary hangover, it was a whopper, but now that I have, I can see what everyone else saw in her. That may end if she runs against Obama again, but for now.....Truce. Hillary needs to defend herself against the wannabe Palin who would sputter and stutter if put next to Hillary, absolutely no comparison on who's got the political clout! Take Palin DOWN Hillary, rip her head off!! Show Palin what an intelligent woman is, we've all seen enough of that sock puppet who knows how to read what she's told to read, but has no brain in head to have an intelligent opinion on anything that matters to the American people. McCain is regretting his choice of Palin right now and well he should be.

    September 19, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  20. Jeffrey

    Responding to the battle cry...

    Where do I sign up!

    September 19, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  21. Penny, California

    Hillary, you should have been the Democratic Nominee for President...

    Our family voted for you, believe in you, and only you. But, with that said, we can NOT vote for Barack Hussein Obama this coming November. Our votes will be going to John McCain. He does have the experience, and most of all, we have full trust and faith in him to make America right again. This will be the first time our family will vote Republican.

    Barack Hussein Obama scares the heck out of us. If elected, our American will be doomed. We can't stand to even look at him. He is so in to himself, along with his mate Michelle. God help our country, if he has a hand in to it.

    We think you need to be honest with yourself, and the people of the United States of American. You and President Bill Clinton are putting up a good front, thinking you really support a man like Barack Hussein Obama... He is a DEVIL in waiting...!

    John McCain/Sarah Palin 2008
    HILLARY CLINTON 2012

    September 19, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  22. Leimomi Matunding

    I support Hillary's message! I am from Juneau Alaska, we want Alaska to become a BLUE state!!!! Please think of us while we are working very hard to make it happen!

    September 19, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  23. Independent women voter

    As and independent women who supported and voted for Senator Clinton, I will never vote for McCain/Palin ticket.

    September 19, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  24. S. Boatman

    Hillary Is On The Winning Team And She Is Ready To Play Ball!

    September 19, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  25. Debby

    How can Hillary stump for Obama on the economy when she said his plan would bankrupt us. She is so devoted Obama doesn't deserve her stumping for him.

    September 19, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
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