January 27th, 2008
04:15 PM ET
12 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. Mark

    I think it's ridiculous that Clinton is campaigning in Florida when both Obama and Edwards are not on the ballot. I certainly hope the media points out this fact when her inevitable 'victory' comes along.

    January 27, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  2. Leah

    This shows that Hillary Clinton does not believe that she should play by the rules. Our next president should have character and integrity.

    Obama '08 and '12

    January 27, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Sen. Clinton is correct to include Florida and Michigan on her radar and in her speeches, hundreds of thousands of people are speaking through their votes. Obama just won South Carolina in a rout, curiously was this reverse racism at play? Isn't it strange that African-American politicians and the media are quick to blame Mrs. Clinton and her husband and staffers of playing the "race" card but yet never acknowledge that the African American community is guilty of the same egregious behavior that existed years ago. It is clear from the result in South Carolina that the African American electorate are voting with their skin color as a key factor regrettably instead of who has a breadth of experience able to tackle a broad range of problems as President. Why isn't anyone talking about racism against white people or this blatant double standard? Mrs. Clinton has and will gracefully carry on and I am proud to support her.

    January 27, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  4. Zack

    Hillary what you are doing is not smart. You made a pledge not to go there and campaign. Obama should rip you apart. Obama 08

    January 27, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  5. The Decider

    Well surprise, surprise, the status quo -- Hilliary -- is doing what she dang well pleases. This comes to no surprise to me. Seems like the Bill and Hill show just keeps rolling along doing what they want at ANYONE's cost. Obviously the DNC must be obscure to anything the Clintons want to do. Imagine if she is like this now how she would be in the White House. (MORE BUSH) You folks that are always on here crying about Obama crying better take another look at your precious Clintons. They already had there excuse made up for when Hill got crushed in SC...... They will keep doing what they want, saying what they want with their petty accusations and cheap shots at the other candidates. Seems to me like they wouldn't be doing this if the didn't feel threatened by Obama. He is for real folks. WE NEED CHANGE!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  6. Jim in Orlando, FL

    Let me see. If she wins down here, it will be a "wonderful statement by the voters of Florida ...". And if she loses, it will be "hanging chads and voter intimidation ..". Just getting ready.

    January 27, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  7. CHERYL

    GO HILLARY! YOU ARE THE REAL DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU WILL LEAD THIS COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!! HILLARY 2008

    January 27, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  8. Conan

    Let the suck up BEGIN!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  9. NO Billary 08

    Go ahead, doesn't count!! Febuary 5 is the next time delegates are up for grabs in the Democratic race. No one is going to fall for this Billary!!! Your divisive style of politics from the 90's are not what America wants. We want a uniter that brings all people together! We want Barack Obama!

    January 27, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  10. Rachel

    The Jewish community LOVES you in South Florida, Hillary! Thank you for helping to get our votes to count.

    January 27, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  11. Lynn

    Huh. And I thought she wasn't going to the state until Tuesday. Shocker.

    January 27, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  12. Vivien CA

    Go get 'em, Hillary. I'm glad you are supporting the Democratic voters of Florida and Michigan in an effort to have their voices heard in the selection of a our nominee. The DNC should never have denied those voters their absolute right to have their votes counted. I can't believe that could happen in our nation.

    January 27, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  13. Robert Bell

    Well, just as she's not campaigning, right?

    It depends on what your definition of "is" is.

    Gotta Love those Clintons! the truth is so elastic for them.

    January 27, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  14. Caps Lock

    You've got to be kidding me. This picture is news? Looks like CNN is grasping at straws here to give the Clintons some screentime after the pitiful results for that camp last night.

    They got thumped.

    January 27, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  15. James Brown ( Independent )

    Look for a new house , because you sure won't make it back into the White House.

    January 27, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  16. Nando

    Running Scared !!!!!!! We haven't seen a Politician leave a state so fast since LBJ when he picked up JFK and was sworn in.

    There are DONE OBAMA is the FUTURE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY !!!!!!!!!!!!

    YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  17. ECampforts

    Hillary is trying to cheat in Florida.
    Please, Hillary, tell your campaigners we are not that stupid.

    It is about honesty, stupid!

    January 27, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  18. Desiree

    What the DNC is doing to Florida and Michigan is not fair to the people of those states. The admistration change the primary date not the people. The people have a right to be heard. There are 50 states and each state should be treated equally. Do not punish the people, let them vote and let their vote count.

    January 27, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  19. Tanner

    FLORIDA is Hillary's South Carolina. Fla is her turf, it is a wise move of her to campaign in FLA wherein she leads a wide margin.

    She will fight very hard to win this nominations and I think she'll make it!

    January 27, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  20. Cranston NJ

    Hey, those three guys don't know the rules!
    All men must bow before her Highness. They cannot look her in the face directly.
    I guess we know three men who will not have their supper tonight!

    January 27, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  21. Keith

    Gary... the democrats aren't cmapigning there and there are no delegates for it: for the primaries, Florida, like Michagin, does not matter for the Democratic nomination race.

    Therefore it will have nowhere near the effect SC's primary did.

    January 27, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  22. Lisa Salt Lake City UT

    Since Hillary has no respect for the DNC – perhaps they should penalize her from running as a democrat.

    January 27, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  23. D Dyson

    RIght ON LAURA B!!!! I couldn't have said it better myself!

    January 27, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  24. Arnold, FL

    Before everyone cries foul, all the candidates have been holding fundraisers in Flordia since they all signed the pledge. And I believe Senator Obama has held the most fundraisers in Florida thus so far. So this is not a big deal. Everyone needs to calm down. I know everyone would like to take this opportunity to bash Senator Clinton but there is no need unless you are hypocrits.

    January 27, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  25. Greg CA

    No wonder the Obama camp is sneering at Hillary's attempt to have Florida votes count. She's creaming him, 42% to 23% in latest Florida polls. And that's without any campaigning. Whether the DNC will back pedal and give Florida and Michigan Democrats the right to have their votes count or not, a win in Florida is just as telling as a win in any other state. She may not get the delegates, but she will have those voters squarely in her court next November.

    January 27, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
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