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. Karl Warrington

    There are many states that moved up their Primary or Caucus and they were not penalized, why should these two states be singled out? If I were Hillary I would be working Florida as well. This will be a crucial state in the GE and Dems are going to wish they hadn't avoided the State. On the Ted Kennedy endorsement, my God, Ted Kennedy has a lot of nerve talking about Bill's negatives. There is nobody in the history of the Democratic Party who has more negatives than Ted. Give me a break. In the GE no wants the Kennedy endorsement. Drunken, womanizing, Ted Kennedy. Makes Bill look like a Saint.

    January 27, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  2. Lance in Monrovia

    I am a lifelong Democrat and I will never, ever vote for another Clinton. How dare they try to cheat their way to the White House by stealing delagates that they didn't earn. This was the final straw. I hope she has a good time in Florida.

    January 27, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  3. John, Greensboro, NC

    Hillary is a phoney.

    January 27, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  4. Jaqueline

    It is all about the American people who are struggling right now. Senator Clinton at every stop talks about her plans for America in detail. She has the strongest ideas and plans to make America great again, bring our troops home and to get America out of the ditch Bush has driven us into.

    January 27, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  5. Sean, Detroit, MI

    it is so sad to me that some people believe Hillary left her name on the MI ballot to "give people a voice". She didn't campaign here and it was all just one big sneaky trick.

    The reason she's in FL right now is because she's getting desperate, and needs another fake "win" to stop the bleeding

    January 27, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  6. Jeff, Huntington Beach, CA

    Hopefully she will retire soon and knit sweaters or something harmless to the U.S. taxpayer. It is time for the "old guard" to step aside.

    Obama 08

    January 27, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  7. Mark

    Which rule has she broken? I thought the Obama campaign has been running ads on cable TV and nobody said a word about it.

    January 27, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  8. Moyez

    she is not breaking any rules. she is attending a fund raiser. thats ok by the dnc rules.

    January 27, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  9. marty london

    Does anybody remember OJ

    January 27, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  10. marty lundy

    CNN plactically gave the nominations to Obama and Mc Cain with all the free airtime.They ought to wait til the votes are in

    January 27, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  11. Wilma

    thank you Hillary for coming here to Florida, we want to be a part of this election, it's horrible for anyone to say that Florida does not count, shows you where people's hearts are in this country! Thank you are reaching out to all of America not just the states that will benefit your efforts as other candidates are doing!

    January 27, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  12. Helen

    BO is running ads in NH too, Annoying to say the least. I went to two rallys with Bill Clinton speaking and he never mentioned race or gender so stick it in your ear. Ted Kennedy would be a part of the Washington BO likes? the Establishment? What a piece of work!!! Go Hillary!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  13. CM

    So, Florida and Michigan break rules and are aghast that they're held to consequences for their actions. Hillary decides that it's far better to break rules than follow them, and decides to campaign in Florida.

    That's what we need, another President who doesn't feel the necessity to follow those darn inconvenient rules/laws.

    January 27, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  14. Dem

    What a loser. Florida doesn't count. Anyone tricked by this idiotic maneuver is either a republican or already a Hillary supporter.

    January 27, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  15. ABC-anyone but clinton

    maybe she'll find her new voice in FL. yawn.......

    OBAMA 2008!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  16. Margarita

    HILLARY ALL THESE OBAMATRONS WON'T HAVE A THING TO SAY ON SUPER TUESDAY…. BLACK FOLKS HAD THEIR SAY IN SC…. NOW THE LATINOS GET TO SAY AND THERE ARE A WHOLE LOT MORE OF US…. AS THE BIGGEST MINORITY, WE WILL BRING IT HOME FOR YOU.

    HILLARY 08….
    GO GIRL….YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO APOLOGIZE FOR… THE MYSOGINST IN THE MAIN MEDIA WILL BE KISSING YOUR HEM AND THE OBUMMERS WILL BE WHINING LIKE USUAL.

    January 27, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  17. scotty

    listen you illiterate morans you can't campaign but you can attend fundraisers and that what she i doing what about pretty boy Barack advertising
    oh I forgot anything he does is just perfect
    because he is just perfect
    Michigan and Fla should count
    screw the rules
    what's the difference if they had their primaries early
    if it wasn't for Michigan the economy would have never come to the forfront
    some of you have too much time and misinformation on your hands

    January 27, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  18. t

    everyone needs to sit back, stop and think....at least she has to guts to stand up....were obama is so meally on everything right down to this issue....hes running like poor little me.....feel sorry for me....if you back him in a corner he curls up like a whimpering pup....

    January 27, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  19. Angelina

    CNN please report on the other Senators?where is Edwards? where is Obama, where is McCain? etc..

    why is only Billary in the news? why so much coverage on her?

    January 27, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  20. Angelina

    if the other two candidtaes are not in the ballot,then who is she running against? what is the point?
    there are no delegates there, but she wants to make her appearance, it is always about her.

    January 27, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  21. Linda

    Your anti-Hillary writers need some education. First of all, all three of the Dems ARE on the ballot for this Tuesday's primary. Obama has been in the State many times AND is doing paid ads, despite the DNC pledge. He is breaking the rules not her. Hillary will win Tuesday and IT DOES matter. Florida is home to 16 million people and is a key state for November. Winning Florida is much more significant than SC which Dems can't win in November. I can;t bear how holier-than-thou Obama supporters have become.

    January 27, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  22. pm

    I think hilary will do anything to get what she wants even bring racism into to her campaign but let it be a lesson to her look what happened in SC. She lost big. Better watch what you say and do PEOPLE DO REMEMBER. IS THIS WHAT WE CAN EXPECT IF SHE'S ELECTED!!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  23. Jim in Orlando, FL

    Michigan. Then Florida. Hey Hillary, I hear that Canada doesn't have delegates either ... see you in Toronto.

    January 27, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  24. Jeff

    Hillary is bragging about winning an election when she is the only one on the ballot? Elections for dictatorships are held in this way, and that is nothing to be proud about.

    January 27, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  25. Sunnyday

    Rob:

    are you saying that the people's voices in Florida don't count?

    January 27, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
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