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

Scenes from the trail: Sen. Clinton arrives in Florida


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. Trevor SC

    I love the Clinton's... Hillary I am so proud of you. The citizen of Flordia voices should be hear. And all of Obama supporter need to leave Hillary alone because Obama is running ads in Florda.

    January 27, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  2. kdqueens

    Candidates are not allowed to "campaign" in Florida but allowed to attend "fundraisers." The caption goes on to say Hillary Clinton attended a "fundraiser." She is not doing anything against party rules. To take time out to visit Florida when Super Tuesday is fast approaching shows that she cares about the voice of the people despite the all too real fact that a win in Florida would have absolutely no benefit to her in terms of delegate count. And for the record, I am an undecided voter.

    January 27, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  3. Mark

    You don't have a constitutional right to vot ein a primary. Hell, no place in the constitution does it say there has to be primaries. I know it sucks for the people of Florida that they can't help pick the nominee, but you should be mad at your state party officials for changing the date. The Democratic party can do whatever it wants in terms of how it choses its nominee. To claim that people are being disenfranchised or their rights are violated is just wrong. That being said, it is dumb of the party to snub voters in a swing state.

    January 27, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  4. Viki

    Obama broke the rule. He is running camping ad in Florida even thought yersturday he was saying he is going to say out of it. So who is dishonest now? Where is his dignity? Or it is part of “clean” campaign” – to say one thing, but to do another.
    Hillary stated she will try to help Florida voices to be heard. That what she committed to. What Barack is trying to pull?

    January 27, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  5. Liz TN

    I would just about bet that the same people wanting to vote Obama voted for Bush. Wake up people! It's not a personality contest, it's for commander in chief. Experience matters and she's the one who has it. Go Hillary!

    January 27, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  6. Rick

    Obama has had an ad running on MSNBC here in Florida for the past 2 weeks. It was a national ad... but it was still shown here in Florida. Isn't that against the rules?

    Port Orange, Fl.

    January 27, 2008 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  7. mike

    yes, we needs Hillary for 8 years,

    January 27, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  8. Michael

    To the Democrats: Florida is a swing state and should not be taken for granted. Have we forgotten Election 2000 already? C'mon, things were definitely different if we didn't lost in Florida by a mere 500 votes.

    Hillary went there not to campaign but to attend some private fundraising events which were not open to the public.

    January 27, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  9. IndependentOregon

    All you Hillary Clinton supporters had better do your home work. Type "Hillary Clinton Scandals" into the google search bar.

    January 27, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  10. Ron

    I know there was a technicality that candidates could have a fundraiser in Florida but not campaign. How do you do that? Does she just arrive and never give a speech? I mean really, if you are at your own fundraiser, don't you usually give a speech that is suppose to motivate your support? And if this is so, wouldn't that speech actually be a campaign speech? While I believe Hillary is splitting hairs, the DNC decision was rather ridiculous as well.

    January 28, 2008 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  11. John Adkisson

    A pledge broken. A prelude to many others she would break as president. What an unbelievable fake.

    January 28, 2008 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  12. K,FL

    MM – January 27, 2008 6:36 pm ET


    January 28, 2008 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  13. Robert M. Reidy N.Y.

    Everyone plays by the rules except the power crazed Clintons !

    Everyone I know in FLA. that is democratic is going to vote for Obama
    and they are seniors mostly in my family. Come the General
    election Obama is emerging in the minds of most thinking
    Democrats as a clear WINNER.

    January 28, 2008 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  14. carlos p

    You keep thinking Obama is the next president and you will be surprised on nov08 that is exactly what the republicans want us to believe so they can win again

    January 28, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  15. No Clinton Dynasty!!

    Doesn't count in the primary. Won't count until Nov.

    The Clinton's are just trying to draw attention away from the fact they got destroyed yesterday in S. C. by 28 points!!!

    Or they want to change the rules the have allready agreed to, which has become expected in their type of politics.

    The Clinton's will say & do anything to get elected and the American people are tired of it!

    Barack Obama is the only one that can bring us together, move us forward as a party and country, and finally change the U.S.

    It is truly the past vs. the future!

    Obama '08

    January 28, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  16. Lonny

    Don't be fooled!!

    The Clinton's will say & do anything to get elected and the American people are tired of it!

    The past vs. the future!

    Obama '08

    January 28, 2008 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  17. diane

    how soon some of you forget what the clinton's did for us! be careful democrats! the right wants nothing more than for obama to get the nomination – they're intimidated by hillary. notice how all the right wingers are "sucking up" to him (all of a sudden). you're playing right into their hands...
    hillary '08,
    obama '12

    January 28, 2008 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  18. Brenda

    If the Republicans votes and delagates count in Flordia then the Democrats should count. Also why do the republican have a lower number of delagates to obtain for the nomination than the democrats do. Things are not being fair in this primiary. What is fair for the republicans is fair to the democrats. Let's not have anotherr crooked election. Be fair and let the pople pick the President.
    HILLARY for 2008

    January 28, 2008 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  19. Patrick

    I love how these Obama supporters try to spin everything their way and the media just buys it. IF obama wasnt losing so bad in FLorida, you guys wouldnt be whining would you?! This victory from the 3rd largest state in Florida will give us the big MO!

    CLINTON 08!

    January 28, 2008 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  20. Amy

    Hillary agreed to the DNC rules and now she wants to have them changed for her personal benefit. This is just another political pandering stunt on the part of the Clintons. They could make a great reality tv show of the this couple. The Clintons feel so entitled, that they have gotten completely out of touch of what really is reality.

    January 28, 2008 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  21. Amy

    As Flava Flav would say to the Clintons is "Your time is up!"

    January 28, 2008 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  22. Happy


    January 28, 2008 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  23. Leo

    Hillary knows the best. I'm so very proud of her.

    January 28, 2008 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  24. Sandy

    She has NOT broken any rules. The DNC said they all can do fundraisers here and they all have. The media just makes headlines out of Hillary. Obama has been running ads here and no one says a thing. How one sided. At least Hillary feels our voices will be heard. Obama and Edwards feel they are only going to be the President to 48 states instead of 50. They have made it plain that Florida means nothing. So please get it through your heads. She is fundraising, Obama is campaigning in Florida. So who broke the rules?????

    January 28, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  25. Ken

    Once again, the Clintons have no shame, wil do any thing and say any thing to get votes. No morals and absolute lack of integrity to be in any leadership role! I just feel sorry for New York folks represented by Clinton. Hillary lovers, wake up!!

    January 28, 2008 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
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