December 17th, 2009
12:45 PM ET
8 months ago

Bill Clinton lends a hand to Sen. Lincoln

Washington (CNN)– Former President Bill Clinton is lending a helping hand to Sen. Blanche Lincoln's re-election campaign in a fundraising e-mail sent out Thursday.

Clinton, who was governor of Arkansas for 12 of the 14 years prior to winning the White House, asked Lincoln's supporters stand beside her in her "tough fight" for re-election by donating to her campaign.

In the e-mail, Clinton also recalled how Lincoln fought for Arkansas when he was president.

"I remember all those times when I was in office and Blanche came to me with her 'to-do list' for Arkansas," He wrote. "...And most of those times, Blanche got what she asked for."

Lincoln, who is the first female Chair of the Senate Agricultural Committee, is seeking re-election to a third term.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • Blanche Lincoln
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Jane/Seattle

    I don't know why folks like this guy so much. He betrayed us many times in helping the "Contract ON (for) America" Republicans! I guess charisma often passes for authenticity and governance! Calling REAL Leaders! Oh, Nevermind! Until we get election reform, the money-changers won't let in 3rd parties! I totally almost forgot the democracy thing is a Farce!

    December 17, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Blanche needs to get on board the Progressive train or shw will be out of office. That goes for Landrieu, Nelson, Liberman and the rest of these centrists.

    December 17, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  3. Dominican Papa not for Obama

    If she votes for this terrible health care bill it doesnt' matter who helps her, she will be voted out in a landslide.

    December 17, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. victim of the false prophet OBAMA

    Bubba being Bubba-'i remember all those times when i was in office and Blanche came to me'–some habits are hard to break.

    December 17, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. joe smith

    generally speaking, "scratch my back" philosophy is a system within a system, and if not abused, can be very helpful, particularly as the co-operating parties do their "scratching" for the benefit of the people who elected them..all seems rather denign..thats' why we have checks and balances..eh?

    December 17, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  6. southerncousin

    We can only hope the former liar in chief has the same success he had while helping democratic candidates in New Jersey and Virginia. The man needs to go hang himself somewhere and get out of our lives.

    December 17, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. Eric in Denver

    Pretty simple here folks. Lincoln votes for disastrous health bill she will be defeated in 2010 guarantee. 2 of every 3 Arkansas people are opposed to this bill.

    December 17, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  8. Pat

    There is something wrong with members of Congress that try to spend millions a dollars to get elected to a postion that plays $200,000. Senator Reid is going to spend 25 million dollars to get relected. Senator Lincoln is in a fight to get re-elected because she is supporting her party first, not the people of Arkansas (I am a resident of Arkansas). We need campaign financing and shorter campaigns. 25 million dollars would provide 400+ jobs (approximately $40K per year).

    December 17, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  9. SocialismBad

    Sure help her out Slick Willy! I mean you did so well helping out those Democrat losers in NJ and Virginia!!

    The Democrats appear to have all gone deaf, dumb and blind! They JUST DON'T GET IT.

    If she votes for this healthcare disaster, she will lose her seat no matter WHAT Bill Clinton does or says on her behalf.

    December 17, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  10. gt

    i think clinton lives in new york.... i believe he abandon arkansas years ago, so his wife could be a senator form new york,,,,,clinton treats arkansas like a old girl freind,,, he calls her when he is horney or needs ,a favor...

    December 17, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  11. scotty j.

    Here's a feather in your cap Senator Lincoln: PUBLIC OPTION

    December 17, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  12. Carlos from Florida

    Even if Senator Lincoln is not in the news too much currently, regarding the work being done on Healthcare Reform in the Senate, let's not forget that she has been one of the biggest obstacles to the work being done on the bill and was completely against the Public Option in any form. So this I'll scratch your back because you scratched mine that is going in with her and former President Clinton should not matter one bit to the electorate in Arkansas. Let's get her out of there and get a more responsive Democrat in that office.

    December 17, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  13. Gorbashov - Long Beach, Ca.

    Mr. President, please don't give this DINO any support until/unless she supports real comprehensive health care reform!

    December 17, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  14. strong

    Bill is the best! Sighing wistfully back when he was the President ..... Bill was tops.

    Glad he is still doing good. We are lucky to have him.

    December 17, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  15. Mike1952

    The people in Arkansas do not want the government running healthcare or any variation proposed to date. If Lincoln votes for it she's done and the democrats know it. Clinton hasn't lived in Arkansas since 1992 and most people were roundly embarrased at his antics while in DC, although he did it much more while governor. Still his popularity here is not close to what it was.

    December 17, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |