June 23rd, 2008
04:11 PM ET
13 years ago

It's back to work for Clinton

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/23/art.clintonsen.gi.jpg caption=" Clinton is set to head back to work this week."](CNN) - She spent the last year and a half occupying one of the most visible roles in American politics, but this week it's back to being the No. 68 most senior senator for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton, who formally ended her presidential bid two weeks ago, is set to return to the Senate Tuesday - the first time in over 17 months the New York Democrat will set foot in the chamber not being a candidate for president. Put another way, the last time Clinton was not a presidential candidate, in January 2007, oil was trading at just over $50 per barrel.

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Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines confirms Clinton will be back to work on the Hill Tuesday and Wednesday, though he would not give further details on the senator's schedule for those two days.

Clinton is also set to address the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in Washington on Thursday before joining up with former rival Barack Obama on the campaign trail Friday.

According to the Obama campaign, the two candidates will travel to Unity, New Hampshire - a small town on the state's western border where both candidates received 107 votes in the January primary, according to the campaign.

Clinton's first public appearance since ending her presidential bid came Sunday at a high school graduation ceremony in New York City. There she told the group of students running for president was a "extraordinary experience."

"I have just finished the most extraordinary experience that anybody could possibly have: being able to travel around our country, this great, sprawling, diverse country from one end to the other, meeting thousands and thousands of people who want a better life for themselves and their families, who believe in all their heart in the American Dream," she told graduates of Pelham Prep Academy."

soundoff (207 Responses)
  1. Mikey

    Randall, Georgia June 23rd, 2008 2:01 pm ET

    Basic Math: 1 Socilaist + 1 Socilaist = 2 Socialists

    Can I get a copy of your magical book of stupid rhetoric? Does it contain all the slogans used against every Democratic candidate in the past 30 years? Slogans like:

    __________ is a socialist.
    __________ is a Marxist.
    __________ is like Jimmy Carter.
    __________ is the most liberal person in the history of the universe.
    __________ is weak.
    __________ will raise your taxes.
    __________ is dangerous.

    June 23, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  2. Donna in ID

    I am one of the ones that wanted to see Hillary in. But since she had to fight the media and back door slander remarks from Obamas people and the delegates put a knife in her back I can not see me voting for a Dem. I may not even vote. I really wanted to see her and Biden or Edwards. So since i don't vote for VP only if I don't like the Pres. nominee I am one old lady that is looking hard at Bob Barr right now.

    June 23, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  3. T Collins

    I'm sorry, but Hillary will ALWAYS be essential. Unity... interesting. Where they split the votes... where they will reunite... it'd be a great time to announce a unified ticket.

    June 23, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. Dr. Sam

    I am not one of those who wants to beg anything from the Clintons. The truth of the matter is that Hillary ran and lost. Where is the Olympic spirit on the part of the loser's supporters who continue to cheer her on, as if Obama denied her anything. If anything, Obama ran the fairest campaign even while Hillary was thowing the kitchen sink at him. Right now, Republicans are using the wwords of the Clintons against Obama. Hillary knew what she was doing then, including mobilizing women against Obama and racking up debt even when it became clear she could not win. Her lost is due in no small measure to a badly run campaign. Somebody has to win and it happened not to be Hillary. Is it because Obama is black (or half-white half-black) that some Clinton supporters are so bitter and can't seem to come to terms with her lost. If that is the case, neither Obama nor the Democratic Party needs the votes of such narrow-minded people. Like Hillary, they are also losers. There are so many millions of Hillary supporters who have accepted ther fact of Obama's win and are moving on–indeed moving on to support him–realizing that this election is very important for so many reasons. What is at stake is bigger than any one person's desire to be President!

    June 23, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  5. Raghu

    How old are you Never Obamas?

    `11? 15? 12? 18?

    Even 11 year old kn`ow enough to support Obama when Hillary Lost.

    June 23, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  6. Jason

    LOL. God the crazies are back. It's apparent to me these comments are from Republicans posing as Clinton supporters. No democratic woman would EVER vote for McCain. If they do, they are worthless Republicans. Go ahead, vote McCain. Don't take YOUR RIGHT to choose what you do to your body for granted. He will take it away with supreme court nominations. Stupid.

    June 23, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  7. Tired of W, OH

    dem rule posted: $50 a barrel BEFORE DEMS took over congress. Hmmm, pattern here???? Wait til they control it all

    If you seriously believe that the dems are responsible for the high oil prices, please let me in to your dream world. It's seems like a blissfully ignorant place to live. The dems have tried to ease the pain at the pump, but Bush and his repub minions have blocked their every attempt. They protect the oil companies, instead of the public. Nice try, but keep trying, dem rule.

    June 23, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
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