October 16th, 2009
07:33 PM ET
5 years ago

Clinton to rally Virginia Democrats for Deeds

Clinton supported his friend Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia Democratic primary.
Clinton supported his friend Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia Democratic primary.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama still hasn't committed to campaign with Creigh Deeds before Election Day, but the Democratic gubernatorial hopeful is getting an assist from a former President: Bill Clinton.

Clinton will appear at a rally with Deeds somewhere in northern Virginia next Tuesday, a Deeds aide said. The exact location has not yet been finalized.

Longtime Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe, who sought the Democratic nomination before losing to Deeds in June, will also be in attendance. McAuliffe has sent out a fundraising e-mail on Deeds' behalf, but he has also urged Deeds to run a more positive campaign if he hopes to catch up to Republican Bob McDonnell before Election Day, Nov. 3.

Former Vice President Al Gore is raising money for Deeds on Friday evening.


Filed under: Al Gore • Bill Clinton • Creigh Deeds • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. Randolph Carter

    In that picture you chose of Clinton, is that word his head is covering up supposted to say "fornicator"? Have a gr8 day and fart some rainbows.

    October 16, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. victim of republican greed

    Go Bill, go! Help put a stop to the American Taliban.

    October 16, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. File under "Sarcasm"

    Wow, call out the big guns of the Democrat Party. This guy Deeds must be pretty important to merit visits by President Clinton, President Obama, Vice President Biden and former Vice President Al Gore. I don't know how they overlooked the Democrats' senior statesman, President Jimmy Carter. I'm sure he could somehow tie Deeds trailing campaign to racisim or some global conspiracy. (I wonder if they fight over who gets the biggest teleprompter. Also, isn't it sexist if they don't bring Hillary or Nancy?)

    October 16, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  4. Mike in MN

    This one is over. It is a Republican win and a rejection of the direction Obama and the Democrats are trying to take this country. Can't wait for 2010.

    October 16, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  5. TH

    And Clinton is supposed to help Deeds. Does anyone remember this is the former President that lied through his teeth to the America public and got away with it? This is the President that was screwing everyone in his office/cabinet and he thinks he will help someone get elected? What a joke!

    October 16, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  6. Ron

    First Gore, now the cigar man. Wow, Deeds must really want to lose this race.

    October 16, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  7. indiana voter

    Yes, let's get more Democrats in power so they can spend more of our money. Even though the U.S. deficit was sent to an all time high of -1.4 Trillion by this Democrat administration, we still need to be spending more because we as Democrats still have not destroyed the country enough. We need to destroy it state by state by keeping Democrats in power on the state level as well.

    @victim of republican greed,

    You are the perfect example of a liberal who has got their facts all mixed up, and looks the fool by letting the world know at every opportunity. I fell sorry for you. You must be a miserable person to be around.

    October 16, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  8. vic nashville , Tn

    For Democrats Bill Clinton is campaigning

    Will G.W.Bush campaign for republicans?

    Aha

    October 16, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  9. LacrosseMom(stuck in moderation)

    WHERE were ALL .... YOU..... fiscal conservatives when BUSH was spending our nation into a financial crisis?

    When Bush was hiding the cost of the wars? I did not hear the GOPers complaining about Bush doubling the national debt!

    I seriously doubt, that after EIGHT YEARS of a GOP president, who almost destroyed our Nation; and SEVEN YEARS of a GOP controlled Congress ..... that America would vote GOP again!

    We, the People KNOW WHO IS ON OUR SIDE, AND WHO IS ON THE SIDE OF....... BIG INSURANCE, BIG PHARMA AND BIG OIL!

    October 16, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  10. Glen Beck is king of the morons

    Thanks bill,great job.

    October 16, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  11. Dan, TX

    All are jokers and Deeds will be defeated. We do not need democrats anywhere anymore. They have face to campaign when our economy is going down and no jobs are created. Bring it on.. You will get a lesson now during this election.

    October 16, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  12. victim of republican greed

    Hey wingnut from Indiana, how did Bush's $800 billion bank bailout work out? Didn't it add to Bush's deficit that Obama inherited?

    Don't cry for me Argentina.

    October 16, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  13. Oy Vey

    Why do you Rethuglicans insist that it's your money being spent. Where did you get it all from ? Cashing in aluninum cans? Or selling old car parts from the wreck in your front yard? Or maybe it was from defrauding the government out of your dead uncle's social security check ?

    Or is it that you are totally against any money being spent ... unless it's being spent on you ... (excuse me) ... Y'all

    October 16, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  14. victim of republican greed

    I always wondered if McDonnell's views of women's rights is the official stance of the right wingnuts.

    October 16, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  15. Glen Beck is Rush Limbaugh's Evil Spawn

    All of you Republican't who keep yammering about how your party is going to win and win big in 2010 and how your going to win back the White House in 2012 . . . .get a clue! It's going to take a MUCH bigger approval rating for Republican'ts in Congress than 22% to win ANYTHING! Understand this . . . .most Americans don't think like you any more!

    October 16, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  16. victim of republican greed

    I wish the republicans would take their party back from the wingnuts.

    October 16, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  17. southerncousin

    Clinton & Obama the two biggest slugs and most dishonest people we have ever had as POTUS pulling for Deeds. That will really say something if he wins or loses won't it. Go McDonnell, beat the libertards.

    October 16, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  18. just truth

    I feel sorry for va. i used to live there. to close to the clinton influence and left like a bat out of hell. any were clinton is I AM GONE.

    October 16, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  19. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Thanks Bill Clinton, America needs your help stop all Bush look alikes.

    October 16, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  20. ib

    Deeds is the worst thing that could happen to Va. Where have the last two tax increases that were the largest in the history of the state gone? Deeds has already said he will raise our taxes in this state again if he is elected. Va. can't afford Deeds. NO DEEDS

    October 16, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  21. Let's Go, Democrats

    Good, we need every loyal Dem to get out their and support the ticket. We've been waiting for twelve long years to get something done, and now is the time.

    The president and decent Americans need your help, from the greedy, lying warmongering GOP, who want to take the taxpayer dollars and let other people protect this country.

    October 16, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  22. Debbie

    If the women of Virgina vote for Bob McDonnell they will deserve everything that will happen to them. They will lose more and more rights and opportunities. They have the power of their votes to protect themselves...only time will tell if the women of Virginia will stand up for themselves or give up.

    October 16, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  23. jules sand-perkins

    Virginia needs McDonnell: a great state deserves a Republican govenor.

    October 16, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  24. LacrosseMom

    To Dan in TX: Sir, what are you talking about? ALL politicians campaign. Are you GOPers daft?

    October 16, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  25. Wise Latina

    FANTASTIC!! Bubba has one of the absolute WORST track records for the candidates that he actively supported. Simply great news for the GOP!

    October 16, 2009 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
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