September 29th, 2010
08:59 AM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton heading west to help Democrats

(CNN) – Bill Clinton's heading to Washington State to help out a fellow Democrat fighting to keep her Senate seat.

The former president will team up with Sen. Patty Murray at a rally in Everett, Washington, on October 18, according to a release from the Murray campaign.

President Obama joined Murray in Washington State last month, and Vice President Biden's expected to make the trip next month.

The three-term senator is facing a difficult re-election this year against Republican challenger Dino Rossi. The most recent polls of likely voters in Washington State, including a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey, indicate that Murray holds a single digit lead over Rossi, the state's 2004 and 2008 GOP gubernatorial nominee.

"President Clinton has always been a strong advocate for middle class families – the ones who work hard and play by the rules – and I am proud to stand by his side as we work on building a stronger America to help those families succeed," Murray said in a written statement.

The former president's been very active on the campaign trail this election cycle. Earlier this month he traveled to Ohio to help out Gov. Ted Strickland, to Pennsylvania to campaign with Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democratic Senate nominee, and to his native Arkansas to team up with embattled Sen. Blanche Lincoln.

Next month he also heads to California to campaign with an old party rival, Jerry Brown. The California attorney general - now the party's gubernatorial nominee - is in a tough battle with GOP nominee and billionaire businesswoman Meg Whitman.

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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Patty Murray • Washington
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. The Joke Is On Us

    What a faker Clinton is proving himself to be. Now that Obama is dismantling so many of the programs Clinton installed while he was president, Clinton is campaigning for all the Obama special interests now, even knowing that the country is about to be bankrupted financially and morally by the idiocy of Obama's ideas. How do you say "It's Bush's fault"? Clinton will have to face God one day for his corruption (as we all will).

    September 29, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  2. streetsmart

    Like em or hate em Bill Clinton was a good pres. Puke Gingrich and the Grand Old Punks in Congress insisted he wasnt because he was an unfaithful husband, lying about his extramarital affairs. Despite Gingrichs contract ON (middle class) America Clinton who IQs on a genius level rammed some good things thru for the middle class. Most of which was taken away by Dubya (low IQ) & company. Now its up to Obama and the Dem congress turn to reverse the catestrophe that has become our economy. It took 8 years for Dubya and Cheney to turn their economic disaster into the run away train it has become and as far as about 50% of the country is concerned Obama isnt hitting the brakes fast enough. The good news is Clinton has an idea and if Obama is willing to listen the dem can fix the economy to the way it was before America so foolishly gave Dubya 8 years to screw it up. If it took 8 years to screw up the economy how in the world did anyone think it would take Obama a year and a half to fix it? Look how long it took Clinton to fix the economic screw ups of Dubyas father, dont you think because Dubyas disaster is worse it would take a little longer? The question to ask tho is what are you willing to lose this time in order to be ruled by the GOP yet again?

    September 29, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  3. Flipper

    Why do Dems need Bill Clinton to help them be re-elected?

    All they need to do is run on their accomplishments of the last 2 years: $860 billion failed "stimulus," $410 billion supplemental, unpopular cap-and trade, socialistic Obamacare, etc.

    On second thought, is Jesus available?

    September 29, 2010 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  4. Seattle Sue

    I hope Patty Murray beats Dino Rossi. Dino(the weasel) tried twice to beat Christine Gregoire for Governor of Washington and got his butt handed to him and Murray will hand it to him again. The Weasel is no friend of the working people.

    September 29, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  5. gt

    when is bill going to south carolina to help there ....

    September 29, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  6. SethC

    Bill when are you going to learn to stay out of things, and let the American people decide, besides you are the worse representitive for the democrat's anyway. People, believe it or not can still think for themselves. Not like when the presidential race was going on and a lot of people were fooled. I don't think that is going to happen again. We have learned not to lean on a hot stove and not get burned, we will.

    September 29, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  7. Rabbi David

    Come on down Billy Boy! As a citizen of Everett any money you spend here is welcome.But feel free to take Miss 19 years of establishment hack politics with you.This woman has been at the trough for two decades.It is absurd to let one person have that kind of impact on an area with no new ideas or change.Its like queen for life and it NEEDS to end. Bill Clinton?? Are you really this DESPERATE?? If Obama can't save his own how do you expect a guy who openly lied to the whole country almost got hauled out of office in hand cuffs to save this Pelosi Rubber Stamp Sister??? Good luck, get some extra reporters ready for November CNN and then a lot of booze to drown your embarassment in, cause the winds of CHANGE aren't just blowing, an F5 Tornado is coming with a lot of upset people behind it.

    September 29, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |