September 1st, 2010
08:08 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton returns to Arkansas for Lincoln, Causey

Former President Bill Clinton will hit the campaign trail next week in Arkansas.
Former President Bill Clinton will hit the campaign trail next week in Arkansas.

Washington (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton heads back to his home state of Arkansas next week to campaign for two Democratic candidates.

Clinton is scheduled to appear at events for incumbent Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln and congressional candidate Chad Causey on September 8.

Clinton backed both candidates in the Democratic primary, with the former president repeatedly hitting the trail for Lincoln as she fought to survive a tight Democratic primary process against the more liberal Lieutenant Gov. Bill Halter.

The Lincoln campaign billed its Clinton event as a "celebration in honor of her one-year anniversary as Senate Agriculture Chairman."

And Causey campaign spokesman Anders Reynolds told CNN that Clinton would appear on the congressional hopeful's behalf on the same day, at an event to be held in Little Rock.

Both Causey and Lincoln face tough challenges in the general election, with Lincoln squaring off against Republican candidate Rep. John Boozman in the Senate race, and Causey facing Republican Rick Crawford for the seat left open by the retirement of Rep. Marion Berry.


Filed under: 2010 • Arkansas • Bill Clinton • Blanche Lincoln
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Four and The Door

    incumbent Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln...
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    Enough said in the first 3 words. For what the Democratic Senators did to America blindly giving Obama every wish he asked for without question they ALL need to go. Hopefully Bill Clinton is aware that he's wasting his time and just enjoying a visit to his old stomping grounds.

    September 1, 2010 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  2. strong

    I think back and sigh wistfully when Bill was the President. He was the best of the best.

    Look at the mess we're in now.

    September 1, 2010 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  3. George of the jungle

    ol Bill is a real asset unlike Palin he actually can speak and is very smart too. Go get em Bill

    September 1, 2010 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  4. bkbf

    I have been a democrat all my life, no longer. No dem will get my vote.

    September 1, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  5. Sunshine

    Why doesn't he just stay home. The Democrats are nothing but money hungry arrogant snobs. All they think about is benefits for themselves making Americans pay for it and supporting those who do not help themselves. I am sick of them already.

    September 1, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  6. jlec

    Guess what.....she's going to lose anyways

    September 1, 2010 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  7. duckbutter

    sorry bill ,,, you have been gone so long you probably could find your way around arkansas unless you are going to your own clinton center...you should not turn your back on your state and now think you have any weight here any more...lincoln is toast,,

    September 1, 2010 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  8. Courtney

    I would never underestimate the power of Bill Clinton. Go President Clinton! Obama needs your help, to defeat the Republicans. Economic times were good under your administration. President Obama can do the same with time on his side.

    September 1, 2010 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  9. Phil Everley

    Clinton is such a phony. While he was president, he never pushed for such far out liberal crap as Obama and Pelosi are doing today and he is patriot enough to realize that they are killing the US as he knew it when he was president. Yet, he continues to support those socialistic candidates only because they are "democrats". Clinton is such a phony...

    September 1, 2010 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  10. Bob of Lompoc

    Go get'em Willie. To borrow from and paraphrase a semi-famous football coach, "fight those Republicans until hell freezes over, then fight 'em on the ice".

    September 1, 2010 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  11. golinus

    This guy Miller is way off base. Republicans should first explain where were them when their party and the Bush Admin started 2 bloody and costly wars without funding them, approved a horrendously expensive medicare drug plan without funding it, and gave away the huge surplus Clinton left to the upper 1% (in tax cuts) without funding them. Yes, the Republicans are the party responsible for trillions in future debt. Yes, the republican party – the nations "fiscal conservatives" whose economic ideology nearly lead us to financial collapse. Why should we bring them back to office? Why would we listen to a word they have to say? Up till now they have just obstructed and been the party of "No", without putting forth any ideas to fix the economic mess they created or to improve the lives of ordinary Americans, education, etc. Republicans only seem to care about the wealthy. That is why they oppose Social Security, Medicare, Health CAre, Education, energy policy, un-employment benefits, etc. The Republicans are the ones that are bad for the country!

    September 1, 2010 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  12. Scott F

    Who cares what this nobody says? This guy is a non story. I think Glen Beck is is a fake. Are you going to intterview me and print my more detailed opinion? Common guys print a real story and get off the red herring stuff.

    September 2, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  13. Barry

    Clinton was one of the greatest Presidents of all time. He won't be able to help Lincoln she is toast. He needs to take his efforts and help Obama get a clue. Obama is very disconnected with the American people. The Obama recession is taking our country down. Our unemployment is terrible, the economy is in serious trouble, and the deficit is out of control. Bill Clinton really needs to help Obama because the advisers President Obama has around him are doing a terrible job. If Obama tells President Clinton he doesn't need or want his help, then move to helping Hillary get her campaign together and defeat President Obama in 2012. We can't afford to continue President Obama's course it is taking us down.

    September 2, 2010 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  14. G. W. Bush

    The Republican has trashed this economy and invaded the wrong country Iraq and now want to be rewarded with a victory this November is a joke. This would put America back on pace to 2007 Bush Era disaster policies.

    September 2, 2010 01:09 am at 1:09 am |