Clinton to campaign with Obama Monday
October 25th, 2012
08:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Clinton to campaign with Obama Monday

(CNN) – President Barack Obama is bringing out the big dog.

The president's re-election campaign announced Thursday that former President Bill Clinton will join Obama on the campaign trail Monday, at events in Orlando, Florida, Youngstown, Ohio and Prince William County, Virginia.

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Clinton has been one of Obama's biggest surrogates this cycle, stumping for him on the campaign trail, appearing in ads for the president, and giving the high profile nominating address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina last month.

While they've appeared together at fund-raisers, and of course, their well-documented hug at the convention, Monday will mark the first time the two men will have teamed up at a campaign rally.

Florida, Ohio, and Virginia are arguably the three most important battleground states, with a combined 60 electoral votes at stake.

Speaking to reporters on a press charter from Florida to Virginia, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said it will be "helpful" to have Clinton on the trail with the president.

"To have the opportunity to go to three very important states you know eight days before an election is something that I think will be very helpful," Pfeiffer said. "Having them together I think will be a lot of fun and very impactful."

– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser and CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin contributed to this report.

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. November 6 is near

    Big, yet weak, dog.

    October 25, 2012 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Barack and Bill, the true dynamic duo. Vote democratic as if your future depends on it, because it does.

    October 25, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F

    My wife and I proudly cast our votes for Obama yesterday. I have yet to meet a bagger who has proudly cast a vote for Mittens, the severely conservative liberal moderate. Hard to believe that the RWNJs actually think Mittens will stand up to China and Iran, when he is afraid of the women on "The VIEW."

    October 25, 2012 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  4. Anonymous

    bill clinton the best
    president ever.....

    October 25, 2012 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    Camp in OHIO. Camp in north Carolina, IA, FLORIDA. God bless you, Clinton. Yes, on Obama12.

    October 25, 2012 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  6. Larry L

    The message is clear about Romney. He was recorded on video as saying he felt 47% of Americans were parasites on America. Based on Romney's statements that 47% includes disabled veterans, seniors on Social Security and Medicare, and anybody who needs help while they look for work. Fact checkers have shown Romney and Lyin' Ryan to be pathological liars. Romney was a draft dodger and now a "chicken-hawk" – threatening war in the primary election and now talking like a moderate. He's flip-flopped on every issue – a man with no true convictions. Make no mistake – he's just a spoiled, rich boy who wants power – not a man who could be President for every American.

    October 25, 2012 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  7. chilly g

    us democrafts love bill clinton and his present will encourage peoples to go out and vote.

    October 25, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  8. Marty, FL

    Great news, can't wait to see them!

    October 25, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  9. Rahul Nangare

    It's a very smart choice for both of them to visit together because if President Obama wins even one of these 3 states, it will make Gov. Romney's path to 270 extremely difficult.

    October 25, 2012 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  10. Fact

    Obama is exactly where Clinton. That's why Clinton is the best qualified person to speak to the Bush-era policies and how it set in motion a chain of events. Can you imagine if President Obama had the surplus Clinton left? We would probably have exponential growth.

    October 25, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  11. petemg

    Obama not confident enough so he has to have hid mentor Clinton assist him. Clinton is part of our failing economy. Clinton was deceptive when he declared we had a surplus when we still had a deficit. Clinton is the one who deregulated Wall Street. Clinton is the one who decided all people deserved homes even though people could not afford them. Yes people do deserve their own homes but if they did not have money for them Clinton made sure they had it on paper only. Clinton is part of the problem.

    October 25, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  12. Gurgyl

    Please run ads such as 47%, taxes, LET DETROIT GO BANKRUPT, etc, repeatedly. Show the film of BIN LADEN KILL, HOW GM SAVED. Please do. I am sending another check for my nation's 47% sake. With tears. Yes, for OBAMA12.
    PS: god bless us all 47%.

    October 25, 2012 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  13. Tabeth

    "I think there are some very, very strong neo-conservative views that are presented by the governor that I have some trouble with," Powell said, though he did not elaborate on which views.

    Mitt wants to build on the work of Obama and claim success.....the Neocon behind the curtains will bring this country backward!

    October 25, 2012 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  14. Lussy

    OBAMA 2012 good job . Mitt please don't talk too much ..

    October 25, 2012 09:34 am at 9:34 am |