October 14th, 2010
02:27 PM ET
8 years ago

Bill Clinton continues campaign swing

(CNN) - Bill Clinton will continue his week of campaigning and fundraising Thursday in New Mexico when he stumps for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish.

Clinton is lending his political prowess to Denish, who worked with the former president when she chaired the New Mexico Democratic Party and campaigned for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the state's 2008 presidential caucus.

Denish, who is New Mexico's lieutenant governor, trails Republican district attorney Susana Martinez in recent polls. Martinez is the first Hispanic woman to win a major party nomination for governor in the state.

The winner will replace current Gov. Bill Richardson, who is term limited.

On Friday, Clinton will head to California to campaign with Rep. Loretta Sanchez. He campaigned in Nevada and Arkansas earlier in the week.

The New Mexico race is ranked as "tossup" by the Cook Political Report and "tossup/tilt Republican" by the Rothenberg Political Report.

–CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report

Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • New Mexico
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Vote for freedom and economic recovery

    Clinton has made his money ($150M since he left office). He was a crook before he was president. He was forgettable as our president. Suddenly, he is there to save the day. Obama may be bad, but Clinton is worse. Who's actually listening to this joker?

    The democrats have shown you (over the past 4 years) what they will do with government. If you like it, vote for them. If not, vote AGAINST their agenda. It's easy as that.

    October 14, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  2. La Niesha D.

    I just listened to him here at the Ole Miss voter rally and shook his hand. He is so inspiring!

    October 14, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  3. diridi

    just vote for direct Democratic party.....because GOP thugs want to repeal the health care, and cut down on Minimum wage...wake up...vote for Democrats....God bless.....

    October 14, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  4. Michael Paul

    If old Bill had kept his manhood in his pants, Al Gore would be an ex president

    October 14, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans are trying to steal this election by polls and it ain't gonna happen. Democrats are united and will get out the vote and your vote is the only one that counts, not the polls.

    October 14, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. Hugo

    This is hillary-arous, Bill Clinton the architect and strategic planner of what we are now living in America, deregulated mortgage banking and mortgage derivatives setting the stage for a Fannie and Freddie financial meltdown. The single driving force of failed Democratic philosophies of stealing from others to fund the overinflated expansion of State and Federal government bureaucracy. The perpetrator of a balanced budget neglecting National Security that brought us 9/11, bombing Bosnian Christians to support a Muslim takeover, this is the best the Democratic progressive liberals have to offer America? 2/3 control of Congress and then maybe we will have a chance to reclaim a sound Nation, cannot wait!

    October 14, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  7. Here comes the Big Dog

    Time for the moderates of our country to wake up, get to the polls and stop the right wing corporate takeover of America.

    If you want more American jobs shipped overseas, vote Republican.

    October 14, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |