January 27th, 2008
04:15 PM ET
13 years ago

Scenes from the trail: Sen. Clinton arrives in Florida

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Sen. Hillary Clinton arrived in Sarasota, Florida Sunday for a fundraiser. Democratic presidential candidates have pledged not to campaign in Florida this primary season because of national party penalties on the state for its early primary date, but they are allowed to attend fundraisers there.(Photo Credit: Mike Roselli/CNN)


Related: Sen. Clinton to be in Florida Tuesday for primary results


Filed under: Florida • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (322 Responses)
  1. Ellie, Ca

    Azar : Do your homework. Hillary didn't break any Democratic Party rules.

    January 28, 2008 04:35 am at 4:35 am |
  2. Toni

    You know for all you haters of Hillary and the Clintons, go to hell, because Bill Clinton and now Hillary Clinton are the best choice for America and the people of America, and they would do anything to see America go foward, for those people that hate them, they must hate America.

    GO HILLARY 08-White House

    January 28, 2008 05:09 am at 5:09 am |
  3. Florida for Hillary

    I just wanted to take a moment and thank Hillary Clinton for listening to us here in Florida! I know she will win here in a landslide. Thank you for being there for us, because we will be there for you in November! To all of you who are writing such hateful things about Hillary: If this is the change we have to look forward to, I want no part of it.

    GO HILLARY!!!!

    January 28, 2008 05:17 am at 5:17 am |
  4. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    Sen. Clinton, trust American voters, they are smarter than Obama's supporters. Keep it up, you have my support and all of smart people's, also you have the best supporter, Bill Clinton. Nobody in this world is more professional, brilliant and great politician than President Clinton, be proud of him, I am behind of you.
    Hillary Clinton for President, 2008.

    January 28, 2008 05:38 am at 5:38 am |
  5. Rmeoses

    Seems to me Hillary needs to fire Bill get him off he campain.He acts as though he wants he to lose.get Bill off the campain Hillary.

    January 28, 2008 05:42 am at 5:42 am |
  6. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    Matt, don't get excited too fast, Obama's ad was in Florida weeks ago, he violated first, are you watching Hillary's movement only? Be honest and fair, you learned from Obama so well. Nice try.

    January 28, 2008 05:43 am at 5:43 am |
  7. Rmeoses

    this comment is for james brown there .and i suppose the first black would ?and if so tell why.Obama is a blaton lyer.so how does this make for a president of this country ?and hes black.and he vants black votes hes not for all people.he actually plans to do nothing to people other then the blacks.
    boycott cnn&cbs

    January 28, 2008 06:08 am at 6:08 am |
  8. Rmeoses

    Oh and she can come to florida for fundraisers you people need to read and listen.wow and they let you people vote wow .
    Go Hillary Im there with you all the way Hillary 2008.
    and fire Bill get him off the campain.

    January 28, 2008 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  9. Obama likes square dancing

    Did half of you read the article? All candidates are allowed to have fund raisers there. And in point of fact, none of them are supposed to be running ads according to the agreement they made, yet Obamba is doing so. I don't see anyone reporting on that.

    I agree that by ignoring Florida the Dems are risking alienating some of their constituency. And the candidate who is supposed to do the right thing no matter what (Obamba) is quoted as saying "Florida is just a beauty contest". So he is all about equality… as long as you are equally for him?
    --------------------------------------
    kathy makes a great point. There is no doubt its almost IMPOSSIBLE for Clinton to win if the media keeps HYPING its Manchurian Candidate. Having Kerry and Kennedy endorse Obama is great but they have been grooming him since 2004. Its nothing against Clinton.

    Its more the fact that only CNN bothered to report that the entire Bobby Kennedy children are supporting Clinton.

    The main thing here is that Edward Kennedy is not some major GURU to Democratic voters. If JFK or Bobby Kennedy were alive, their endorsement would carry HUGE weight.

    Ed Kennedy is a guy who couldnt even make the democratic ticket, has a long standing drinking problem, and got away with manslaughter in 1968. This is what older americans remember.

    January 28, 2008 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  10. justobserve

    No more "your comment is awaiting moderation" please!
    If Billary care about Floridian votes, why didn't she fight for their votes (and Michigans' ) against the unfair DNC rules before the primaries? Is it because she waits until she is sure she would win? I heard that Obama wanted to pull out the TV ads but the TV station refused, is it true?

    January 28, 2008 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  11. Khwaty

    Hillary, Obama and Edwarda are ALL in the ballot in Florida. The three of them made a PLEDGE not campaign in Florida like putting ad campaign, Obama BROKE HIS PLEDGE, he has AD CAMPAIGN running in Florida.

    Obama will do and say anything to win!

    January 28, 2008 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  12. CHERYL

    WE LOVE YOU MADAM PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL YOU WIN! SO MANY PEOPLE (MOSTLY THE MEDIA) HAVE BEEN BIAS TO YOU BUT YOU STAY POSITIVE AND ON TASK! THAT IS WHAT WE NEED IN A LEADER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE ALREADY VOTED FOR YOU, SO HAS MY MOTHER AND FRIENDS!! I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU WILL WIN! HILLARY 2008

    January 28, 2008 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  13. Joelle, Milwaukee, WI

    Tom Wittmann January 27, 2008 8:26 pm ET

    "EXITUS ACTA PROBAT" (the end justify the means)

    Oh, Tom, you are soooooo intelligent, informed and retro...

    Hint: Latin is a dead language for a reason... I'm sure you can relate to that!

    January 28, 2008 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  14. Mitt

    By the way ..

    Did anybody hear CNN reporting on Obama's ads in FL ?

    Shocking .. hmm?

    Why don't CNN make it official that they endorse Obama ?

    January 28, 2008 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  15. Attacks by the Establishment on Ron Paul Continue

    Hillary will win. The majority of Americans do not like special laws for certain groups of people and although Hillary is not the exact answer for the Dems, she is the best they can do unless the Dems decide to put Edwards at the top and have a better chance of winning in November!

    Perhaps a Ron Paul -John Edwards ticket would heal the wounds of this country and get us all back on track to doing what the Founding Fathers intended!

    January 28, 2008 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  16. Michael, Orlando FL

    Hillary GO HOME!

    Florida has no use for liars and cheaters.

    January 28, 2008 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  17. Ray

    SHE IS DOING A FUNDRAISER!!!! NOT CAMPAINING!!! That is allowed. If you don't know the rules, don't post something stupid!!

    and YES..Obama has commercials playing down there, national or not, they are still airing in Florida!!

    Since CNN will not post Pro-Clinton things..I will try and repost my comment again!!

    January 28, 2008 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  18. Ray

    Im glad Matt knows whats going on in Hillarys head.

    January 28, 2008 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  19. Ray

    Matt Lyons..Im sure your a dog yourself....But to call Hillary ugly must mean your about 12 so I Understand. Thats about the average age of Obama fans!

    January 28, 2008 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  20. Ray

    I think its funny how CNN just post a pic of her getting off the plane in Florida. Like they are starting something here. CNN has lost it. They are so anti-Clinton its sad.

    January 28, 2008 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  21. Nik T, Houston, TX

    Hillary obviously cares about giving the disenfranchised voters a VOICE in FL and MI. That speaks volumes about her interest in this country. My respects to Hillary Clinton.

    January 28, 2008 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  22. Jennifer

    Obama has campaign ads in Florida as he had in Michigan so why isn't that being discussed on here??!?!?!

    All candidates are allowed to attend FUNDRAISERS. She's attending a FUNDRAISER!!! Why are you people making comments on here READING first before commenting????

    It's Monday. Relax a little.

    January 28, 2008 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  23. Jennifer

    Eddy and Mark-

    Explain to me how she's breaking the rules if she's attending a fundraiser??? From what I understand they are allowed to attend fundraisers so what's the issue????

    Stop looking for her to break the rules. You're reaching....she's withing regulations they agreed to.

    January 28, 2008 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  24. K. Berry 06

    I AM A SOLDIER......I DON'T LIKE IF A FUTURE COMMANDER-IN-CHEIF....WILL DO ANTHING TO WIN. THIS GOES AGAINIST EVERYTHING THAT I LEARN DOING MY MILITARY EXPERIENCE......

    I AM A INDEPENDENT AND THIS DOES NOT LOOK FAVORABLE TO ME AS I LOOK AT MY FUTURE LEADER.....MY LIFE IS IN THEIR HANDS AND......IT SEEM TO BE BUSHism --MY WAY OR NO WAY.....THIS REALLLLLLLLY BOTHERS ME. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY AND WILLING TO DIE FOR IT BUT A SELFISH POLITICAN......I WILL NOT......PLEASE HILLARY...OBAMA...EDWARD....LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

    BE.....Be a leader of integrity, loyalty, commitment
    KNOW.....know the people you are leading
    DO.......Do what you say

    January 28, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  25. Clintonfatigued

    Later in the day CNN will report when Hillarity goes to the bathroom, probably standing up.

    January 28, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
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