Clinton backs tax deal
December 10th, 2010
04:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Clinton backs tax deal

Washignton (CNN)–After meeting Friday with President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton told reporters he supported the tax and benefits package negotiated with Republicans because "I don't believe is a better deal out there."


Filed under: President Clinton • President Obama • Tax deal
October 24th, 2010
07:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Bill Clinton: I'm 'ticked off'

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton continued his cross-country campaign swing Sunday night to help the longest-serving member of Congress in his bid to hold onto his seat.

Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan is a 28-term incumbent, but he’s in a tighter reelection battle than he’s seen in a while, hence the Clinton campaign stop.

“Michigan was good for me and I tried to be good for Michigan,” Clinton said. “John Dingell’s been good for you and he’s been good for you in the last year and a half, as he has in his entire career."
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Filed under: 2010 • John Dingell • President Clinton
October 21st, 2010
08:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton uses sports to get out the vote

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton's advice to voters in Maryland? Treat this election like a sports game.

"If you look at the facts, if you treat this like it's a report on ESPN instead of the crazy food fight financed by secret special interests," Clinton said. "(If) you look at the facts, the tale of two governors leads you to the inevitable conclusion: I think we ought to keep Martin O'Malley."
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Filed under: 2010 • Martin O'Malley • Maryland • President Clinton
October 13th, 2010
02:56 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton heads home to help out fellow Democrat

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton is heading home to help out a fellow Democrat facing a very tough re-election bid.

The former president teams up with Sen. Blanche Lincoln in his native Arkansas at an event in Jonesboro Wednesday evening.
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Filed under: 2010 • Arkansas • Blanche Lincoln • President Clinton
October 13th, 2010
05:20 AM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton campaigns for Reid in Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - In a high school gymnasium packed with more than 1,000 supporters, former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech touting the achievements of embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and criticizing his Republican challenger in an attempt to energize Democratic supporters.

Polls show the race between Reid and Republican Sharron Angle neck and neck.
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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • President Clinton
September 20th, 2010
01:59 PM ET
4 years ago

Wolf's pick for Monday: Clinton still delivers votes

From Wolf Blitzer, Anchor of CNN's "The Situation Room"

Washington (CNN) - It's amazing how formidable Bill Clinton remains. He's very much a political force in the country. He will be deeply involved in helping Democrats in the weeks leading up to the November 2 elections.

Clinton can certainly raise money for candidates but, more importantly, he can help deliver votes. I think it's fair to say many - not all, but many - Democrats in deep trouble right now would welcome some help from him. They might even prefer him over President Obama in their districts.

I've been thinking about him because I will be in New York Tuesday at his Clinton Global Initiative to interview him. It will be my third interview with him this year. I spent some time with him in Washington on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing and, more recently, at the Fortune-Time-CNN Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa.

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August 24th, 2010
10:01 PM ET
4 years ago

Meek thanks Obama, Clinton

Hollywood, Florida (CNN) – Rep. Kendrick Meek, giving his victory speech after winning Florida's Democratic Senate nomination, thanked President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton.

After numerous stories that Obama wasn't doing enough to help Meek's bid for his party's nomination, White House officials recently stressed that the president was firmly supportive of Meek. Obama appeared with the candidate last week, giving Meek a hug upon arriving in Florida for a Democratic party fundraiser. Meek also spoke at the fundraiser.

And Clinton headlined three Meek rallies last week. The former president had already served as the main attraction at several fundraising events for Meek and penned fundraising e-mails for the candidate.

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Filed under: 2010 • Kendrick Meek • President Clinton • President Obama
June 11th, 2010
09:13 AM ET
4 years ago

Clinton stumps for Reid, takes digs at Angle

Bill Clinton mocked Angle for 'hiding out.'
Bill Clinton mocked Angle for 'hiding out.'

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton hit the campaign trail for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Thursday, telling Nevada Democrats that Reid's opponent is "hiding out" because of her controversial views.

"Now you've got to play 'Where's Sharron [Angle]?' because she's hiding out, according to the local news. I might hide out, too, if I said I wanted to get rid of Social Security and Medicare," Clinton told an audience of 700 people during a 30-minute speech in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas-Review Journal.

Clinton also took aim at Angle for support of a plan that would have Yucca Mountain accept nuclear waste. Reid, as have most Nevada lawmakers, opposes opening Yucca to nuclear waste.

Since her victory in Tuesday's GOP Senate primary, Angle - a former state assemblywoman who was backed by Tea Party organizations - has largely avoided the spotlight, only granting interviews to conservative talk-radio hosts. Her campaign website has also gone dark except for a page that seeks contributions.

Commenting to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Angle campaign spokesman Jerry Stacy said they have been "overwhelmed."

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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Popular Posts • President Clinton
May 11th, 2010
12:05 PM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton lends a hand on wife's debt

Former President Clinton is helping Sec. of State Hillary Clinton retire her remaining 2008 presidential campaign.
Former President Clinton is helping Sec. of State Hillary Clinton retire her remaining 2008 presidential campaign.

Washington (CNN) - If you supported Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential run, chances are you received an e-mail Tuesday morning from her husband asking for help to pay down the remaining campaign debt for her failed presidential bid.

Subscribers to Clinton's formidable e-mail list, amassed during her 2008 presidential run, received a message offering a day in New York with former President Bill Clinton. A contribution earns the donor a chance to enter their name into a contest."How would you like the chance to come up to New York and spend a day with me?" Clinton asks. "Hillary's campaign still has a few vestiges of debt that I know she would like to see paid in full. Will you reach out today to help Hillary this one last time?"

Clinton hosted a similar fundraiser in earlier this year, and writes he would "like to do it again."

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March 18th, 2010
09:31 AM ET
4 years ago

Clinton, Bush to visit Haiti next week

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will travel to Haiti next week to meet with government officials and others involved in relief efforts after January's earthquake.
Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will travel to Haiti next week to meet with government officials and others involved in relief efforts after January's earthquake.

(CNN) - Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will travel to Haiti next week to meet with government officials and others involved in relief efforts after January's massive earthquake.

The two former presidents will make the trip on behalf of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, established to raise money for long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in the impoverished nation, according to a statement from the fund Thursday.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake January 12 killed at least 220,000 people and demolished large parts of Port-au-Prince, the nation's capital. About 300,000 people were injured and 1 million were left homeless, the government said.

In the aftermath of the January earthquake, President Barack Obama asked President Clinton and President Bush to raise funds for high-impact relief and recovery efforts to help those who are most in need of assistance," said the fund's statement. "In response, the two presidents established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to respond to unmet needs in the country, foster economic opportunity, improve the quality of life over the long term for those affected and assist the people of Haiti as they rebuild their lives and 'build back better.' "


Filed under: President Bush • President Clinton
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