October 26th, 2008
08:25 AM ET
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CNN confirms: Bill Clinton to campaign with Obama

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Sen. Obama and former President Clinton greet supporters in Harlem after their September meeting. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)

(CNN) – In yet another sign that Democrats are putting the contentious and hard-fought primary season behind them, former President Bill Clinton will campaign with Sen. Barack Obama for the first time in Florida on Wednesday, according to Matt McKenna of the Clinton Foundation.

Sen. Hillary Clinton will not attend the event but did recently campaign with Obama in Florida, a crucial battleground state that CNN currently considers a toss-up.

The Clintons also recently campaigned together with Sen. Joe Biden and Biden’s wife, Jill, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where both Joe Biden and Sen. Clinton have roots.

Obama met personally with former President Clinton in September at Clinton’s Harlem offices. Then, Clinton predicted that Obama would win in November “pretty handily.”


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  1. Shy

    We are fired up and ready to go. Florida here we come. Let's get those gators on our side. Fired up and ready to go. This is so great especially when Palin is going against McCain now. We are looking good Dems. Let's keep the Republicans at arms length and make FL, VA, NV, OH and SC blue. Go Dems.

    October 25, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. DenverGirl

    Alright! Lets get this thing down! This needs to be a for sure win for OBAMA!

    October 25, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  3. cnn publish my comments

    keep it going

    no matter how CNN and the GOP and the RNC spins it, people want change, and lets not allow CNN the GOP and the RNC along with limbaugh, rove cheney and mcbush palin

    steal the election they did it twice before, they will not stop at anything,

    please get out and VOTE

    help others with letting them know where to go
    print directions
    give maps
    give numbers for people to call when the conservatives pull some of their stunts..
    we all have to be watchful this election
    this is our future

    it literally HANGS in this election and our vote

    this is it folks

    October 25, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. Observer

    Thanks Bill!!!

    October 25, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. Ghost

    Good get everyone out to support Obama. We need a landslide. Everyone has to remember to get out and VOTE. Even with polls on our side they do not count if you don't vote!

    October 25, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. Gigi

    I look foward to seeing Bill Clinton with Barack Obama. I thing it will be good for the Obama campaign to hear Bill Clinton and his speech. I have watched Clinton on the trail and he has come across very nicely.

    October 25, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  7. reality

    It's a testament to Obama's ability to bring people together that he has Bill on his side. He truly can disagree without being disagreeable.

    October 25, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  8. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    stupid Clinton waits til the last week??? NO THANKS...

    October 25, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  9. Joseph Adewole

    Bill, The Bible says: "If we do not forget the past, we will not move forward", thanks for being there at the crucial time you are needed. May God guide you.

    October 25, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  10. OHIO FOR OBAMA

    LOOK OUT mcsame.

    October 25, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. Wow

    The first black president and Barack are campaigning together.

    October 25, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  12. voter

    better late than never. go dems.

    October 25, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  13. OHIO FOR OBAMA

    GO BILL AND BARACK. TAG TEAM THOSE LOSERS.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008/2012

    October 25, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  14. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Mr. Clinton is right!!!

    October 25, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  15. rachel

    I hope Obama appreciates the Clintons. yesterdaHillary was in CO yesterday and will be in New Mexico today. All his supporters who gripe about what they haven't done should take a look at the republicans and be grateful. Huckabee, and Romney have done about Zero for McCain. Hillary especially has done a tremendous job.

    POST CNN and dont leave my post in limbo.

    October 25, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  16. Charlie Bradley

    This is Great :) I wonder if Clinton would be open to being part of Obama's cabinet :) I hope he will use his SOUTHERN breeding to agressively stamp OUT the Republican candidate

    October 25, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  17. I am For OBAMA/BIDEN

    I really like the Clintons and realize their need to process Hillary's unsuccessful bid for nomination. She did a great job. They are true DEMOCRATS and I believe will help to push the win of the presidency toward OBAMA.

    October 25, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  18. Two Smart Guys on One Team

    This is good.

    Two of the smartest guys in politics working together for a common cause.

    Too bad they can't just turn former president Clinton loose to hit multiple states [Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Georgia] by himself on Barack's behalf but everyone knows that carries some risk that Bill go off message.

    Together though, they will be fine.

    October 25, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  19. Joyce in Florida

    This is fantastic. I had the pleasure of seeing Hillary Clinton when she was here in September. Obama is going to win Florida!!!!!!!! Go Obama/Biden 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 25, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  20. Obama 2008

    Go guys!!! Let's wrap this thing up!!!

    October 25, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  21. Matt in North Carolina

    Barack Obama respects the expertise of others,That is the mark of a true leader, one who brings together the best expertise of others,Bill CLinton belivies Obama is the CHANGE we need in Washington...

    October 25, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  22. Frank G

    Gee, why not wait until the last week.
    Guess better late than never.

    October 25, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  23. Phillip Bunn

    Too little, too late. Piss on Bill Clinton. He should have been campaigning for Obama as soon as Hillary "finally" admitted defeat. Instead, he chose to pout and praise morons like Sarah Palin, all in a futile attempt to make up for his impotence and incompetence.

    October 25, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  24. KJL

    The Clintons are smart enough to realize that a McCain government could be devastating. McCain fosters a hostile environment and someone would be likely to drop a bomb on us, while Obama would be willing to discuss differences with our enemies and sort things out without war.

    October 25, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  25. Chipster

    If the media wants to report on internal bickering, power struggles, and staff dissent, they'll have to visit the McCain/Palin (or is that Palin/McCain) campaign. Democrats are united and focused on restoring our nation's economy and standing in the world.

    October 25, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
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