September 29th, 2009
08:14 AM ET
5 years ago

Clinton to campaign with Newsom

Clinton will campaign with Gavin Newsom next week.
Clinton will campaign with Gavin Newsom next week.

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will visit Los Angeles next week in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom.

Newsom and Clinton are scheduled to hold an event at L.A. City College on Monday, October 5. Later that day, WJC will attend a fundraiser for Newsom's primary gubernatorial bid.

Newsom aggressively campaigned for now-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her unsuccessful campaign to capture the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2008.

Newsom and Clinton plan to tour a new LEED-certified Science and Technology Building at the LACC and speak to faculty and students about green technology jobs and education.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • Gavin Newsom
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Alex

    As a California resident, I'd vote for the Devil before I'd ever vote for Gavin Newsom. That guy makes most liberals look like ultra conservatives and is probably the most dangerous person I've ever seen hold office in California. Compared to Nancy Pelosi, he makes her look like an Angel.

    September 29, 2009 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  2. stormerF

    Newsom,is the Mayor who was spending Tax Payers money to send Illegals back to their country or Orgin,after they were caught commiting crimes here,instead of trying them in court and sending them to jail.

    September 29, 2009 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  3. southerncousin

    Bill is the perfect caricature of a Californian, nutsy, and is also used to thumbing his nose at the law, so is it any wonder that he would campaign with a man who continually violates the law?

    September 29, 2009 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  4. Kevin in Ohio

    Newsom is a DANGEROUS man. Emblematic of the future radical left-wing changes that will sweep America if we don't wake up NOW.

    September 29, 2009 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  5. sifto77

    Careful to watch out for that "vast right-wing conspiracy", Mr Clinton. His comment is a joke considering Democrats are claiming they won the election by a landslide. Getting a little desperate, are they?

    September 29, 2009 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  6. JES

    Why don't you just go away and live with your buddy Jimmy Carter the two of you are alike.

    September 29, 2009 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I like newsom but I think L.A.'s mayor is better suited for the job. As long as Fiorina and Whitman don't win.

    September 29, 2009 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  8. Paul from Phoenix

    Ahhhh, so that is why he is in favor of gay marriage now, to help Newsom in the CA race.

    This is the most calculating politician ever.

    September 29, 2009 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  9. James From Chicago

    He is still one of the most important men in the country.

    September 29, 2009 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  10. Bryan

    Of course this is all to forward his vast, liberal, elitest, left-wing conspiracy against the vast conservative conspiracy. His recent comments make him as much a loon as Carter...

    September 29, 2009 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  11. Bryan

    Lemme guess... Clinton's thinking of running for president again...

    September 29, 2009 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  12. Amazing

    Stay out of California!! We don't want Clinton shoving the worst possible candidate for governor down our throats. Newsom is a horrible choice.

    September 29, 2009 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    That's nice.

    Meanwhile, ka-ching ka-ching Pailin's book is coming out soon. Just in time for her to cash in on Christmas sales. The title should've been : "Gone in 30 seconds- The Diva from Wassilla".

    September 29, 2009 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  14. Bill, Bloominton IL

    and if Newsom doesnt win, it will be another right wing conspiracy

    September 29, 2009 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  15. Dave - Independent

    I guess Bill feels President Obama has the whole health care reform issue in hand. The Clintons would love to see Obama fail to achieve what the couldn't. Sorry for your luck you nutty liberals.

    September 29, 2009 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  16. Dave in Ohio

    So this is the reason Clinton recently changed his mind on same-sex marriage. I'm sure doing this with his former stance on same-sex marriage wouldn't of worked.
    Why do these politicians think we don't see this stuff. It's all fake.

    September 29, 2009 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  17. Mike

    Another person he endorses will lose. I guess it is that vast right wing conspiracy. Something similar to cigar gate in the oval office.

    September 29, 2009 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  18. John, Brooklyn, New York

    It would be better if Clinton were campaigning for the repeal of Prop 8, considering his recent repenting for his past hostility toward gay people.

    September 29, 2009 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  19. GIFTTY

    Bill pls don't.

    September 29, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  20. TRUTH

    thank you Bill for trying to rid this large state from this orgy, groping,no politial expertise govenor

    September 29, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  21. carole

    I hope Newsom wins....he has been ahead of time on alot of issues.

    September 29, 2009 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  22. ted

    Anytime the comments dont go the way CNN thinks they should the comment section is closed. CNN is getting to be such a joke.

    September 29, 2009 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  23. Eddy

    Well, it is payback time for the Clintons

    September 29, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  24. Monrob

    I wish Hillary was President.

    September 29, 2009 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  25. Obama fan...not!

    Hmmmm....changing position on gay marriage.....campaigning with Newscum....What happened to "Centrist Bill".....he's morphed back into "Lefty Bill"!

    September 29, 2009 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
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