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)

    endosements don't mean anything, VOTES do. Like my Uncle use to say "if your buddy jumps off the bridge, will you fellow?"

    November 27, 2007 03:35 am at 3:35 am |

    Hey, where are friends Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed? Who are going to endorse? I don't think she wants Pelosi to endorse her after her do nothing congress and lets not talk about that stupid bill that she wouldn't back down on, which really had everyone worried about Turkey. Now you have 3 turkeys....Hillary, Pelosi and Reed.

    November 27, 2007 05:55 am at 5:55 am |
  3. Edrie, Arlington, VA

    And while we're at it, shall we consider a few other endorsements for Edwards:

    former Gubernatorial candidate Ed Fallon
    former state party chair Rob Tully
    former Democratic Nominee for IA Secy of Agriculture Denise O'Brien

    Then there are the 1500 member Women for Edwards, representing all 99 counties and more than 800 precincts.

    And how about the fact that Edwards is the only candidate to have an organization of 99 rural county chairs (back in April!) and 1000 rural supporters. He's the only candidate with steering committees in all 99 counties.

    Lest we forget, Edwards also has the endorsement of union members and their families in Iowa of about 17,000.

    Interesting how easy it seems that CNN forgets details when they pertain to Edwards.

    November 27, 2007 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  4. PS, KC, MO

    Interesting that Joe Biden has 14 legislative endorsements while John Edwards, who is running neck and neck with the other two, has none.

    November 27, 2007 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  5. Roman Aleksander Chicago IL

    I vote CLINTON 08 !!


    November 27, 2007 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. Doug, Brentwood, CA

    Wessel-Kroeschell got it exactly right!

    November 27, 2007 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. pam Eugene, OR

    Providence RI, Laura has it exactly right and you are a fool.
    This is America and we can bash any candidate and it is our duty to bash Hillary. How can I respect her, be grateful or have any pride in her. Take your blinders off. That woman will promise any to get elected. Should I respect her for all the scandles that surround her or maybe because she stood by a cheating husband. Should I be grateful that her husband gave us NAFTA and made us a laughing stock to the world. Maybe I should be proud that she stole from the White House and left it trashed or possibly because she lies so easily. I do not see any positives in this very devisive woman and will try to tell everyone I know not to vote for her. Of course, my friends are smart enought not to even consider that!
    I can't wait till she looses to Obama or anyone else!

    November 27, 2007 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  8. Jim, Lawrenceville GA

    Over all, the polls show that Hillary is the most electable. Dispite Oprah's endosement of Obama.

    Hillary is by far the best candidate for president.

    Hillary Clinton 08

    November 27, 2007 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  9. Judy Rothschild Iowa

    who cares about oprah and her attempt to get into white house...WATCH OUT MICHELL OBAMA! Oprah is gaining on your man

    November 28, 2007 06:55 am at 6:55 am |
  10. Lashawn Worthington NH

    "Sen. Barack Obama tells a group of high school students he used to use cocaine"

    Great example for our children, aaay Oprah! maybe you can hire him as President of your school of abuse

    November 28, 2007 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  11. Justin, Des Moines, IA

    It is clear simply from the dailogue above that Hillary does NOT even come close to having the ability to unite the country. She is too POLEMIC and is not a uniter. If we get a new president who can barely lead 1/2 of the country, we'll be right where we are right now. This is not what we need. We need a uniter.

    November 28, 2007 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  12. Mason Myatt, Birmingham, AL

    How interesting, if one is a student of irrational behavior, that Hillary's detractors continually fault us devil worshipping liberals for not listing her specific accomplishemnts. One wonders what they could list specifically that Rudy, Mitt or Fred have done in the national interest. One also wonders how a woman who has never actually done anything can also be responsible for all the evil in the world. And, not to put too fine a point on it, but if the anti-Hillary demogogues had cut themselves loose from Fox News they would have seen CNN excoriate the Clintons on a daily basis throughout his tenure in office. CNN has shown the tapes of his kiss and his lies more often than the planes hitting the WTC. They, along with NBC especially, have covered every gaffe, inappropriate laugh, mistake and pant suit Hillary has exposed to us. Those who think her a media darling are not watching the media. They are parroting the Fox Mantra of attacking the media without any specificity as to just what it is the media are doing wrong. Hillary is a politician and no doubt corners are sometimes cut. But my sweet Jesus on the Cross what she and Bill have done collectively in their entire careers does not even approach the corruption, broken laws, misjudgments and outright failures of the Bush Machine in its 7 long years of power. Bush in office has pratically purged the public memory of the impeachment except for those lost souls whose raison d'etre is hating the Clintons for having given us the most successful 8 years America has had in decades. They are pathetic in their absurd obsession with her. Maybe her successful two terms will change their minds and cause them all to become good Democrats. Afterall, they surely must be educable what with the No Child Left Behind program having been so successful. God, people, get a life! Or at least an education.

    December 1, 2007 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
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