October 21st, 2010
02:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton hitting three states to help Democrats

(CNN) - Democratic candidates in three states are hoping Bill Clinton's star power will shine brightly on their campaigns today.

A recent Gallup poll showed that Clinton holds more sway than President Obama in convincing voters to support the candidate he's stumping for.

While Obama spends time out west, the former president continues his aggressive campaigning schedule today, making a whirlwind three state swing up the East Coast.

Clinton started his day in Miami, Florida at a rally for gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink, who is locked in a tight race with Republican candidate Rick Scott.

"She is the only person with an economic plan. If you want more jobs for Florida, you have to vote for Alex Sink for governor. This is not a close question." Clinton told the crowd at Miami-Dade College.

From there, he headed North to Asheville, North Carolina for a lunchtime event in support of Congressional candidate Heath Shuler's re-election bid.

Clinton ends his hectic day in Maryland, where he will join Governor Martin O'Malley at a rally in Baltimore. O'Malley is facing a challenge from former Republican Governor Bob Ehrlich.


Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Democrats
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Augsbee

    I love Bill Clinton as do so many but people are voting on Bill Clinton and not on the candidate's capabilities to do the job. What's going to happen when the candidate can't do the job????? Why does a candidate need Bill Clinton's help to get elected or re-elected when the candidate's own performance should be the selling factor to the people???? This is ridiculous which is one of the reasons so many cities in so many states are stuck in the old, old, old and there's no future of jobs.

    October 21, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. Jen

    Go Bill! Could Republicans be sending out GW. Bush to campaign any decade soon? (chuckles).

    October 21, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  3. jeff, alabama

    Can you imagine how much loving
    this cat is getting going through
    all these states ?
    Don't be surprised at a population
    boom in his wake !

    October 21, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. S. in California Laughing In Anticipation Of How Well Democrats Turnout At The Polls

    Congratulations CNN. You have finally done it. Between the article you ran on our president not being electable again for a second term and this one – You have NOW become the (il)legitimate news network.

    For this, I say congratulations. Sorry there are no flowers.

    October 21, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. stufthis

    Former president Bush will be countering Clinton by campaigning in Saudi Arabia and China where he shipped most of our jobs.

    October 21, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  6. stufthis

    Cheney will be campaigning for Joe Miller of Alaska from Joe's hiding place. If Joe is afraid of media, how do you think he would stand up to terrorists? Oh wait, AIP is on his side.

    October 21, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. Monster Zero

    I realize most Democrats are of simple mind, employed by government and therefore most may be easily swayed by this freak simply based on self preservation of their weekly paycheck, pension plans and healthcare benefits. For all the who-ha about Clinton's surplus do you realize that under GW Bush the economy grew 19% compared to Clinton, unemployment was at 4.7% compared to 5.8% under Clinton and that was with being handed 9/11 at the expense of National Security, the surplus benefactor. The only thing Bill Clinton did was sell us down the river to the corporate masters, NAFTA and China trade have now passed the benefit of the front end loaded deals and we are now neck deep in a quagmire of debt, thank you for your short sighted vision both Bill and Barry!

    October 21, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. vic nashville tn

    Bill Clinton best president no doubt

    October 21, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  9. stufthis

    Go Alex! It would be a shame to elect a person like Scott who may not be able to fulfill his duties from behind bars.

    October 21, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  10. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Well yeah,
    We don't have a Choice. You can send all your money up to us now or later. It's amazing of just how many people have been buying this Pig in a Poke all these years. What's it going to be people. Are you gonna take charge of your life or turn it over to Slick Willie. So far Slick Willie and his band of thieves have the wool pulled over you eyes. Any clues yet?

    October 21, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  11. Willardbullock

    Warning to clinton that untied state amercian will be afraiad about presdient obama
    I don't want vote for presdient obama so im belived that obama is like act his face about musilims
    Obama are keep dangerous with musilims but clinton will never know what happened at untied state amercian
    Obama are too bad his job for 2 year
    What about his polls he can't change his future

    October 21, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  12. PalmReader

    Well, imagine that. The Democrats have two very influencial and respected presidents (one past, one present) out on the campaign trail getting their voters all fired up and ready to vote. The GOPers? As has been the case this past two years now, the GOPers have no one. Unless you include that group of people CNN is not allowing us to mention, that is. THEY have been very vocal.

    October 21, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |