November 26th, 2007
02:55 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton adds Iowa support

Clinton received her 19th legislative endorsement in Iowa on Monday.

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) – With the top-tier Democratic presidential candidates running neck and neck in Iowa, every local endorsement counts. On Monday, the campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, added to her haul.

State Representative from District 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell said in a statement that she's supporting Clinton based on the "depth and breadth of Sen. Clinton's experience and her knowledge of domestic and international issues."

In July, Wessel-Kroeschell introduced New Mexico governor Bill Richardson at a presidential campaign event in Ames, but held off giving an official nod, saying only "We really do have a strong field of Democratic candidates running for president this year," according to the Iowa State Daily.

Clinton currently holds the lead in Hawkeye State legislative endorsements, at 19. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has nabbed 16, and Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware, has 14.

-CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Joe Biden
soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. John, Boston, MA

    What an endorsement!!! CNN was sure to have made headlines out of this major endorsement. Afterall it is the Hillary is the darling of CNN.

    November 26, 2007 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. RightyTighty

    "based on the "depth and breadth of Sen. Clinton's experience and her knowledge of domestic and international issues."

    Another liberal moron unable to give details on Hillary's experiences..

    November 26, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. Elizabeth, NY

    CLINTON 08

    November 26, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  4. eric e, middlebury VT

    Here's the proof that Obama is by FAR the most electible candidate (by 10 points over HRC against every republican candidate)

    Check it out and show your skeptical friends:

    November 26, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  5. Laura Tulsa OK

    "depth and breadth " of Sen Clinton's experience? But what has she done in a leadership capacity? All she has done is raise taxes to allow the government to spend more money. That's not leadership.

    November 26, 2007 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  6. Daniel, NY

    Clinton got great news today from a a new general election poll from Kansas that has Clinton VERY competitive against the GOP in this VERY red state that Bush won with 62% in 2004! Truly stunning.

    November 26, 2007 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. Car P. Munch USA

    With the news of Hillary's intimate involvement with personal assistant, Huma Abedin – I imagine the Gay-Lesbian political machine will work overtime to help Hillary in Iowa.

    Strange thing, though, Iowans family values may not include affairs with personal assistants – just ask Bill Clinton about that.

    November 26, 2007 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  8. Dave Diamond, Mont Vernon, NH

    Looking at the polls, you'd think this was a three-candidate contest.

    But looking at these endorsements by people who really matter in Iowa, it turns out it really is a three-candidate contest after all.

    Maybe not the three that everybody thinks about, though.

    Joe Biden may not be receiving the attention he deserves from the media - and therefore in the polls, but he sure is getting talked about by people who are really paying attention.

    November 26, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  9. Ron, TX

    Two big no-name endorsements... another sign that Hillary Clinton's "unstoppable political machine" is CRUMBLING.

    She wants to mandate (i.e. FORCE) health care. Obama wants to allow CHOICE. Put the PEOPLE back in government! It's NOT people for the government, by the government. It's a government FOR the people, BY the people.
    Barack Obama '08!

    November 26, 2007 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  10. LT, San Francisco, CA

    I hope she can hold off the big O's (Obama and Oprah) in Iowa. Ever notice how "O" is very similar to "0"? That's how much impact Obama will have if elected. Zero. Go Hillary! She has more experience, savvy and knowledge. Can we afford to house train another president?

    Clintonites Unite!!

    November 26, 2007 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |

    TO LAURA TULSA, OK: Laura, you must HATE Hillary. I read your every single post, and I see nothing but hatred toward Hillary. I used to live in Tulsa back in 90's, and it does not surprise me. Oklahoma is filled racism, bigotry, and sexism, and that is why I moved to East. I know where you come from-stop hating Hillary and stop bashing her. Have some respect and gratitude to Clintons...You must be jealous of her, because you can't be like her...You should be proud of her, because she represents your gender, not mine. Shame on you and God bless your hatred soul...

    November 26, 2007 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  12. Adrew, Idaho

    Did you said a 62%? I doubt that. CNN is trying to make up any story for Sen. Clinton to look as if she is the only candidate to stop Republican. Check your source again. This is a coverup of "mission accomplished".

    November 26, 2007 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. Ben

    The latest Zogby Poll results. Not good for Hillary:

    November 26, 2007 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  14. Geri, Sacramento, CA

    Wessel-Kroeschell got it right!

    November 26, 2007 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. Len, Fallbrook, CA

    ""State Representative from District 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell said in a statement that she's supporting Clinton based on the "depth and breadth of Sen. Clinton's experience and her knowledge of domestic and international issues.""

    Such as?

    Ever notice the pics and facial expressions of Hillary for the most part in the CNN ticker are much better than the pics and facial expressions of the Dem contenders as well as the GOP contenders?

    I wonder why??

    It is not called CNN for nothing!

    November 26, 2007 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  16. Walt, Belton, TX

    Another sucker joins the coven.........

    November 26, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  17. Dave TN

    Did she pay him off like she did Vilsack?

    November 26, 2007 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  18. enock kebati, rosemount, mn

    Good luck madam president.

    November 26, 2007 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  19. slinkymalinky

    Beth Wessel-Kroeschell???

    Isn't this the old white lady that recently said, "voter fraud is a myth"?? Evidently her depth and breadth of experience matches that of Hillary's..

    November 26, 2007 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  20. Monte Brown, New York, NY

    Good. Iowans and most Americans know which candidate is the most qualified and the most experienced. While Obama is just pulling stunts by wooing Oprah Winfrey to campaign for him, Hillary Clinton is doing what is right and rallying the Democrats. It is becoming ever so clear each day that Hillary Clinton is more qualified than the other Democratic candidates. Obama just has big campaign money, and he is using it wisely. However, America needs a leader not a slick talking player. Big campaign chess will not provide America with the change we NEED.

    You would have to be plain naïve or in denial to select Obama over Hillary. Obama is playing games. Hillary is running the cleanest campaign I’ve ever seen. Yes, Hillary has a lot of haters. Yes, some of the Hillary haters have supported Obama. Iowans need to take the time and look at this. Iowans should give Hillary their fullest support. Hillary is clearly the most qualified candidate, the most experienced candidate and she’s READY TO LEAD on day one.

    November 26, 2007 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  21. Evelyn W, St Pete FL

    Whenever you ask the Clintonites to be specific about Hillary's experience and accomplishments, they start talking in general terms like, 'oh she was fighting for this or fighting for that. Yeah? But what specifically has she accomplished for the American people? Anybody can say they fought for something – that's an easy copout that anyone can claim.

    They NEVER have a single thing that they can list as even ONE successful accomplishment. Yet she says she has been 'around' the political scene for thirty five years!!

    Thirty five years without one accomplishment for anyone other than herself.

    She has spent the last thirty five years focused on her own personal goals. And during every debate, the moderators never ask her to be specific about her accomplishments.

    November 26, 2007 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  22. demwit

    The only thing with depth and breadth about Hillary are her wrinkles..

    November 26, 2007 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  23. Scott, Royal Oak, MI

    Is "Daniel, NY" a Clinton staffer? We've all seen that the new Clinton strategy is to attempt to emphasize her purported "electability" in the general election, despite the fact that she has extremely high scores in "unfavorability" polls on a national scale.

    BUT WAIT, take a look at the actual poll "Daniel" is referring to! It has OBAMA faring as well, if not BETTER than Clinton in these head-to-heads against Republican candidates.

    Typical Clinton politics: all headlines and spin. It is our responsibility as voters to push through this fluff and examine actual FACTS

    November 26, 2007 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  24. No Socialist, NY


    November 26, 2007 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  25. Tommy Ates, Austin, TX

    Daniel, you are posting this everywhere? Do you work during the day?

    Hey, CNN, why don't you ever post Obama's Iowa endorsements?

    It is because you are the "Clinton News Network"??

    November 26, 2007 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
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