October 26th, 2008
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CNN confirms: Bill Clinton to campaign with Obama


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. Jason

    Thirteen campaign workers for Barack Obama yesterday yanked their voter registrations and ballots in Ohio after being warned by a prosecutor that temporary residents can't vote in the battleground state.

    A dozen staffers – including Obama Ohio spokeswoman Olivia Alair and James Cadogan, who recently joined Team Obama – signed a form letter asking the Franklin County elections board to pull their names from the rolls.

    Yes, We Fraud '08

    October 25, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. Ayo

    Bill should label who he is supporting this time. Let the whole americans know you are behind Obama and Biden.

    October 25, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  3. Mary

    The only bitterness between the Clintons and Obama was fabricated by the Press and GOP.

    October 25, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  4. Karen Dunlap

    As the expression goes: "Politics makes for strange bed fellows"

    October 25, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  5. Felly

    History is on our side per Bill Clinton.

    Obama 08

    October 25, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  6. Nekol Independent from AZ

    I have been reading alot the last few days of how organized and well handled the Obama Campaign has been. I here from some Republicans " It is the Best Campaign I have ever witnessed", Hes done a great job bringing all different kinds of people together to campaign for him. Republicans , Democrats, Independents., you get the drift... I have also heard how horrible the McCain Campaign has been, by just about every one, even McCain supporters. SO will someone please tell me the logic that McCain will run this country better than Obama.... I think that their campaigns really say it all!!!

    October 25, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  7. John, Tampa, FL

    I can't wait for this meeting with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama on the stump together for the first time. This is good news for Team Obama....I also want to see Colin Powel on the stump with Obama,Clinton,Biden, &Hillary.

    October 25, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. theogracias

    McCain is going to campaign with Bush. SO THERE. HELL YA!!

    October 25, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |


    October 25, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  10. Muz

    McCain should start campaigning with Bush

    October 25, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  11. Peter

    I was a Hillary supporter but now I'm 100% for Barack. Now Bill's support will seal the deal in Florida!

    The more I see of Michell, the more I like her. I think that the Obamas have the potential to be as great a team as the Clintons. I'm looking forward to the next eight years!

    October 25, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  12. NR

    What an irony? While McKlan is fast loosing his supporters including SHALLOW PALIN, Obama on the other hand is steadly gaining more supporters from both sides, left & right and also Bill Clinton now. Now who is inspiring people with their leadership here, Obama or McKlan?

    October 25, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  13. vic

    Senator Obama and Bill Clinton will do well together on the campaign trail, and I wish I could go.

    October 25, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  14. Jan

    . . . THE A TEAM!

    Democrats 08.

    October 25, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  15. Jack4Rep

    Just what we need more positive news from the next President from the old President...I knew it would not be long before those Dems. started to celebrate VICTORY...2008...

    October 25, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  16. aware

    Obama is no Bill Clinton and never will be!

    Bill and Hillary just diminish themselves when they campaign for this arrogant ideologue! 😦

    I am a former democrat and supporter of Hillary Clinton! The far-left primaries were uglier than the far-right ever were! The race card was played by Camp Obama over and over!

    Obama "masquerades as an angel of light," 2 Corinthians 11:14, but that is not good news! 🙂

    Enjoy the demise of America if he becomes POTUS.

    October 25, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  17. kay

    About time!

    October 25, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  18. Dave

    OK Bill, Barack, . . . Let's Do This.

    Obama / Biden 08.

    October 25, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  19. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    The Reptilicans are never going to recover from this election!

    Here' my favorite story of the day:

    (CNN) - With 10 days until Election Day, long-brewing tensions between GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin and key aides to Sen. John McCain have become so intense, they are spilling out in public, sources say.

    Gping "rogue" like a crazed elephant! The Cult of Personalitiy that make media creations out of nobodies like Joe the Plumber...

    October 25, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  20. thomas

    Now McCain will launch a smear attack against Obama for hanging out with a philanderer.

    October 25, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  21. K. A

    McCain always says 'I know how to do it' but he never explains his 'How' and that what american people want to know. It is not enough to just say I know how to do it and it will convince a voter. The 'how' is the key. He was probably a spectator but that does not make you capable to execute. We need proof. Also your experience is just the spectator one, because McCain has never ordered anyone to do, never had any executive position, so what experience he and surrogates are pounding on again and again. We need substance not words or attacks on the other without explaining your own solutions. Time is running out, come on, tell us more before we make up our mind. And do not forget, the world of the 21st century has total different variables than your world of the 19th/20th century.

    October 25, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  22. Milinda

    I am pleased for the audience to see and hear the grand Old man, Irish peace-maker, the man of the big laugh with Jeltsin, together with the Man of the new century. Wish you a very nice day.

    October 25, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  23. Lilarose in Bandon, Oregon

    Sarah Palin had strong words about a Democraticly controlled government. All sorts of awful things will happen to Americans, and she listed some.

    I would love to ask her (but she is not allowed to speak to anyone) if she would feel the same way if the Republicans controlled congress and the presidency.

    Or ask her how she feels about when it actually did happen. Was it OK, Sarah?

    October 25, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  24. Adam

    Umm....How many times can this hatchet be buried. It's like Pet Sematary!
    Bill, let Barak campaign himself, he is obviously doing quite well on his own!

    October 25, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  25. Girish

    Perfect picture for the final week of 2008 Election!! We don't want Bill to campaign alone for anyone without Hillary or Obama.

    October 25, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
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