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. ch

    Love you Hillary – see you on the ballot in 2012!!

    September 19, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  2. Lisa

    Thank you Hillary!

    Former Hillary supporter....now supporting Obama 110%.

    Obama 08

    September 19, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  3. Clinton/McCain

    No unity here. Sorry Dems your party really screwed things up big time. See you in November.

    PUMA for McCain

    September 19, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  4. Alexander

    @Scott L
    The Internet myths have been debunked because they were preposterous to begin with (along the lines of Obama being a Muslim). The statements coming out of her mouth, on the other hand, have been proven time and time again to be downright lies. McCain's campaign is built on it, and Caribou Barbie only really knows what the campaign managers feed her to regurgitate.

    September 19, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  5. Grace

    EAT CROW Gov. Sarah Palin, let a REAL QUALIFIED Woman show you how it done the RIGHT WAY!!!

    Whoooop there it is!!

    September 19, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  6. JohnJon

    Wow, now that would be the icing on the cake. Obama as President, Joe Biden as VP Colin Powell as Secretary of defense, and Conda Rice aAt State, and Hillary Clinton on the Supreme Court. Now that would shake up the halls of justice on Capital Hill. They would all be scathering for their holes if Hillary was there. Oh God I would love to see it. Finally there would be justice in America.

    September 19, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  7. Dan S

    If you vote for McSame every policy Hillary has ever fought for will be obliterated in the next four years. There is a very good chance that during that time McSame will have a chance to appoint 2 justices to the supreme court and that means MUCH more than just overturning Roe V. Wade. It means even more power to the government, more restrictions on our freedoms, and the good chance that another justice won't retire for two or even three presidential elections. Not to mention what will continue to happen to the economy and the fact that we'll be burdened with a national debt which will mean no way to afford health care and a near collapse of the economy.

    Please think about this before you vote!

    Obama 08!

    September 19, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  8. phai

    McCain should change his name from "maverick" to "rewind" since he pounces on each opportunity to use Obama's carefully thought out plans ......and his quotes!!!..His latest quip is to "set up tax forms that are easy to fill out, use, and understand....

    September 19, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  9. mary

    WE ARE IN DEEEEEEEEEEEEP TROUBLE IF IT,S NOT OBAMA/BIDEN 08 .WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LET MCCAIN/PALIN/PALIN IN .YOU KNOW THE GOVERNOR IN THE SHADOW. IF THEY THINK THEY THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN IF THEY WERE IN THE WHITE HOUSE?MR GOVERNOR SHADOW ,A NO SHOW ? THERE ARE SOME SERIOUS PROBLEM HERE .VOTERS YOU ARE BEING USED HERE .WHY SHOULD THE GET PRIVLEDGES THAT THEY DO NOT DESERVE. WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION SITUATION AND THEY ARE NOT WILLING TO LEVEL WITH VOTERS SO WHY SHOULD ANY ONE VOTE FOR THEM . TELLING THE TRUTH IS WHAT YOU CALL COUNTRY FIRST.

    September 19, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  10. Venus

    Yeah! Way to go Hill!

    September 19, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  11. B. Hawkins

    Mccain and Palin and dropping every day. Their lies have caught up with them and they have no creditability with the voters. Hillary has more than either one of them. Those of you who claim to be Hillary supporters were never really supporters. Vote for who you want we don't need you to win.

    September 19, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  12. Patrick

    Former Hillary Supporter: Hillary is irrelevant at this point. It is so obvious that Hillary can't stand BO. McCain took the right step at the right time in history. History is on McCain's side. We need a WOMAN in the white house. Obama is a total pig and DANGEROUS for America.

    September 19, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  13. conny

    I love you Hillary1

    September 19, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  14. B. Hawkins

    No Way No How No McCain No Palin

    HILLARY SENT ME

    September 19, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  15. Enlightened Voter

    I didn't vote for her in the primaries and did not want her as my president but thanks Hillary for the support! Obama has treated you very graciously, he has said nothing but good words about you since this has been over considering you and Bill were very hard on him during the primaries but it is understandable, everyone wants to win. He let you completely have your way at the convention and has helped fund raise for your debt. So in exchange, thanks and I mean it.

    September 19, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  16. Hughey

    Obama had a CHANCE to win with Hillary, Mcain's pick with Palin, check mate!!!

    September 19, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  17. Gail in Dublin, GA

    Hillary, thank you for stepping up your efforts. Every vote counts in this election with America's very soul at stake. I respect no one who determines their vote by race or gender instead of looking at the quality and agenda of the candidates and caring about the issues. I would never demean you by comparing you to Palin. It's obvious that those who believe the McSame/Painlin lies are not doing their homework. The thought of either one or both of them at the helm is very scary indeed. So my thoughts will be of a better and more wholesome tomorrow with Obama and Biden leading us in a better direction with wisdom and God's grace.

    September 19, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  18. Erika, KS

    HIllary should sit down and stop helping this idiot. There is no comparison that exists between Clinton and Obama! Clinton is the better candidate.

    If Obama wants to win, it's his to win or lose. It's getting quite telling and pathetic for Obama to lean on the Clinton's to win this campaign for him. It's ridiculous. Be a man Obama and step up to the plate. You show your inexperience, your incompetence not to be able to close the deal. I wonder why that is? You're in over your head and if you're honest, at least to yourself, you'd recognize it.

    September 19, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  19. d

    I second the opinion to make HRC Sec of State.
    With Hillary's support of Obama we are one step closer to sending Caribou Barbie back to her tanning bed in the Alaska Governors residence.

    September 19, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  20. Daniel Wagle

    to supporter 3, who stated,

    Emily,
    Too bad you are a follower and not a leader!! Hillary had stated many times during the primaries that Obama wasn't qualified. Do you think she really supports him now or is she just a LIAR?

    Hillary merely stated the obvious, that Obama does not have a lot of experience, such as in foreign policy- but she never stated that he wasn't very bright, which he is. I think she was only saying he could potentially be very qualified, but he just needed to do an internship of sorts. Obama actually could have completely finished his first term as Senator before he ran for the presidency. He had the opportunity there to learn a lot, and even meet a lot of foreign leaders. I think Obama's pick of Biden shows his own acknowledgement of his own experience gap, such as in foreign policy, but it also makes up for it quite a bit. Having a sure hand like Biden at his side everyday should help him govern very effectively, therefore his experience gap should be much less of an issue.

    September 19, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  21. Marie in California

    I supported Hillary in the primaries because I thought she was best choice for the job of president, while Obama really had nothing to offer. When she didn't get the nomination, my allegiance shifted to McCain.....the second most qualified candidate. And Obama still has nothing to offer.

    I'm just sorry that Hillary has to stoop so low that she is campaigning for Obama. That's sad.

    McCain-Palin – 2008

    September 19, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  22. steven harnack

    where does this myth about dems always raising taxes come from? give me one example of dems raising taxes and supporting reckless spending that comes anywhere close to the borrowing and spending of reagan,bush,and other neocons. i know neocon refers to new conservatives but it should stand for newly minted convicts, obama can't send us to bankruptcy, bush has left us nothing left to spend!

    September 19, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  23. Patrick

    The 20-year-old son of a Democratic state lawmaker in Tennessee was being cited on the Internet yesterday as a suspect in the hacking of vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's e-mail. Another sleazy obamanite doing what they do best, cheat, cheat, cheat.

    September 19, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  24. No Hillary = No Obama

    Hillary don't become the party gofer. Obama does not derseve my vote – he could have cared less about "women" when he slammed the door in your face. The guy's a chump.

    September 19, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  25. Larry

    LET'S FACE IT--NEITHER PARTY IS RUNNING ANYBODY THAT WE WANT!!!!

    IF YOU COULD HAVE YOUR "WISHES GRANTED" IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SOME INEXPERIENCED PERSON OR SOME REALLY OLD PERSON.

    CAN WE DO A DO OVER,PLEASE???????

    September 19, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
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