October 26th, 2008
08:25 AM ET
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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. Anonymous

    A great past president , a great future president. It don't get any better than this . VOTE EARLY, VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
    Connie from " BLUE " Indiana

    October 25, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  2. D Va.

    Great. UNITY ALL THE WAY. This is just the beginning of what could be the next four years with an OBAMA win.

    October 25, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  3. sal NY

    Hey Bill,

    I know someone's back you should bury that hatchet in.
    What the hell is wrong with you?....go home and wait until 2012

    October 25, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  4. Navin R Johnson

    For those of you that are fans of Steve Martin's 'The Jerk'

    this story ranks right up there with,

    "The New Phone Books Are Here!

    CNN please!

    October 25, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  5. conny

    Good Deal! Thanks

    October 25, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  6. Craig in Kansas

    It will be great to have the two of them together. Barack is on the road to success. It is all over except the balloon drop.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 25, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  7. Indiana Joe

    Obama has been the only candidate who actually makes sense, his message of change is clear and inspiring and is trying to unite this country. It makes sense then, that Bill Clinton has seen in him a natural leader and his successor.

    McCain, on the other hand, can't even control his own campaign and he wants to handle our country? McCain's campaign has been poorly managed, another example (as his response during the crisis) that he is NOT the kind of leader we need. Obama and Biden have done a much better job, running an almost flawless and serious campaign!

    For good judgment and experience, VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN '08!!!

    October 25, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  8. Rodger

    It's about time Bill, get Hillary out next week too! We want Ohio, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia...the keystone state is in the bag!

    October 25, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  9. Obama Family, 1600 Pennsylvannia Ave

    I voted early for Barack Obama and Joe Biden! Please vote early!

    Veterans for Obama

    October 25, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  10. NJ for Obama

    Perhaps Bill Clinton can put the primary race behind him.

    I think when Sen. Barack Obama telephoned him during the economic crisis to get his opinion, he felt respected and needed, and made Bill Clinton feel that his "star" has not faded.

    That was smart of Obama.

    October 25, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  11. Texas Trail Kitty

    It is about time. Senator Obama beat Senator Clinton fair and square. He was the Democratic people's choice. Now its time to join forces so that we can pull this country out of the dark of the past 8 years.

    October 25, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  12. Mary

    Comments on this site are suppose to be moderated and yet you allow people to post lies regarding Obama and where he was born and question if he is an American, I dont get it
    Why do you allow lies to be posted if you are moderating
    Heck half the time mine dont get posted and I figured it was cause you just didnt want Canadian input, but I see that you have another agenda and really and truly I just dont get it, boy I sound like McCain not getting it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 25, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  13. Sani from nigeria

    I know mr clinton has a big roll to play on a obama campaig

    October 25, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  14. Brittany, Westfield

    Hillary supporters-you know what Barrack did to her-demeaned her–debased her-and threw her to the dogs just because she's a woman and therefore not his equal--let's return the favor on election day.

    October 25, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  15. blaising

    Nice judicious use of your resources, Barack!!

    If this was a war strategy, which in many ways it is (think winning the hearts and minds...remember?), Obama is once again proving his mettle as a commander-in-chief.

    October 25, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  16. pat C.


    October 25, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  17. I'm John McCain

    Wait a minute, what's going on here. I though Billy Boy liked me!

    October 25, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  18. Sabato

    I was a republican until Obama came out for presidency and i became a full Democrat. McCain and his vice presidential candidate are very annoying. The worst mistake of McCain's life was to pick Sarah Palin as his VP candidate who's hurting his campaign and dividing the republican party. I'm so excited that McCain will lose this election. Long live the Obama/Biden ticket, long live the Democrats, long live the United States of America. Victory is ours and God will see us through.

    October 25, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  19. Lori

    I am glad that the Clintons are doing what is right for this country and their party. I have always had respect for the Clintons.

    Just an aside- Don't you remember when the Republicans slammed the Clintons because Bill was 'immoral' for having an affair, yet the John McCain cheated on his wife and married his mistress- Cindy. How quiet the Republicans are now about 'family values'. Hypocrites.

    Obama/Biden in 2008!

    October 25, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  20. carol

    Come on Sen Obama and Bill...lets turn Florida blue.....the Obama campaign have been doing a great job here in Florida and things are looking good.
    We cannot afford to become complacent though and keep fighting to the end.....anyone in Florida who hasn't voted yet needs to get out and vote, we have early voting.....come on you Republicans you know you want Sen Obama to lead this country if you are really honest with yourselves!!!!
    McCain will only give us another 4 years of what we have already had and boy, that has been a barrel of laughs hasn't it????
    Think of YOUR COUNTRY FIRST and lets get it back on track with a steady hand at the wheel and someone to fight for YOU and NOT the BIG BUSINESS'...... do what you know is right and make the only serious choice there is........OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    October 25, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  21. larry

    Obama running with Bill Clinton . Clinton is a good example of how much the obamaholics will overlook to be in power!!

    October 25, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  22. williefloyd

    So glad to see Sen. Obama back on the campaign trail;glad he had a safe trip. Continue to hope and pray his grandmother will see him sworn in.


    October 25, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  23. Kevin

    "No one on the corner has swagger like us" – M.I.A

    October 25, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  24. Susan


    Please convince yours friends to VOTE.

    The polls predictions will reverse. I am seeing that there is a growing momentum by GOP to urge thier supporters to vote. All the radio conservative shows (esp Hannity) I hear is urging people to vote.

    A former republican, still a conservative.

    October 25, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  25. Gene

    I admire them both. But I am still a Hillary supporter.

    October 25, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
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