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.

Watch: How are the Clintons doing?

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. Nova from NV

    I thought the democratic party would stand up against sexism in the Media, but I guess I was wrong. The party I sued to belong do not share my value so now I will vote for McCain in Nov.

    June 23, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. Shawn

    P.S. Obama shall never pick Biden, Clark, Holbrook or Albright into his administration. These are warmongering people that showed same judgment as Bush. Obama will loose a lot of support in Illinois and Michigan if he picks any of these candidates.

    June 23, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. EBC, Boyds MD

    Welcome Back Sen. Clinton... now let's get to work on putting a Democrat back in the Oval Office. YOU will be WELL rewarded for your efforts!

    June 23, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  4. joan

    Hillary, I am with the 18 million . You do not have to be a president to have our support and love.

    June 23, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  5. Robert in Toronto,ON

    SHE LOST. GET OVER IT.

    June 23, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. Nunya

    I'm sure that anyone would find it an extraordinary experience to travel around the country for a year, racking up millions in debt – especially if they weren't expected to pay it back themselves...

    June 23, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. liars--all of them

    Why do people blog here for Hillary not to support Obama. Are you still that bitter. She val;iantly tried but however received fewer votes. If Clinton supporters do not support the elected democratic nomineee then Obama supporters (whom their are more of) will not support her if she tries again in the future. She is not dumb enough to commit political suicide

    XXXXOOXXOOOXX

    June 23, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  8. Tired of W, OH

    Dang, all these angry women make me feel like I'm watching Oprah. Oh, wait a second, Oprah backed Obama. Doesn't matter, anyway. Most of the comments in here are just from deceitful republicans. Half of them probably aren't even women.

    Democrats united for victory in 2008! Just get used to it, repubs. Your time of raping our country is over.

    June 23, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  9. FROM HILLARY TO MCCAIN

    CNN

    Go back to school.

    It should be "an extraordinary experience"

    June 23, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  10. true champion

    The BEST CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT IS BACK.

    Get your name on the ballot and lets give the boys hell, Hill.

    June 23, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. David Shine

    So people still can't see how divisive Hillary is? I'm amazed. She kept her promise to make it back into the news. No one just shows up to a graduation, this info. was leaked to CNN to make her look good. Now, Barack, please take us back to the issues that matter, thank you.

    June 23, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  12. Hello!!!

    SD.....BO was NOT properly vetted like he SHOULD have been. The media fell in love with him and ignored everything until it was too late. That's why. Who do you think would win if we had a one day primary for the dems nominee today? SHE would.

    June 23, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  13. Debbie-

    WE LOVE YOU HIL!! YOU GO GIRL!! WE'LL NEVER STOP!! THE MEDIA CONSPIRED AGAINST YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE A WOMAN. SO MUCH UNFAIRNESS!

    June 23, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  14. White America Rise Up !!

    We know you were chanpioning for us white Americans out here in the rural parts and the factory workers. Each day we see our identity and jobs relocated to foreign place or see no whote steal our jobs from underneath us. We want you back to be our voice for our people!

    June 23, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  15. No Comment from True Democrats

    True Democrats,

    I am so tired of all the tickers being about Democratic party. They are trying to divide our party. The only comment I will leave is NO COMMENT until they give the republican party the same attention. Please join me...

    NO COMMENT

    June 23, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  16. Theresa in Minneapolis

    It's really sad how some people are so dillusional.

    Hillary is not going to be president in 2008 and if the freaks from PUMA and people like them don't get a grip, your "golden child" is going to wind up a laughing stock of this country and her party.

    June 23, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  17. A fair independent!

    If she is on the Democrat ticket, I will vote McCain.
    If HRC is not VP, Democrats will get my vote.
    It is a sorry state of affairs in US. I do not belive that either Obama / McCain would help improve the state of affairs in the next 2 years. It would be a tremendous achievement if they can atleast start the course of recovery.
    I was pro HRC until I saw HRC became so desparate and I do not belive she is a capable leader anymore.
    A fair independent!

    June 23, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  18. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    HILLARY WILL ALWAYS BE A GREAT "FIRST LADY". ENOUGH SAID, NOW LET'S GET THIS TRAIN MOVING FOR OBAMA.

    June 23, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  19. L.V. from Minnesota

    God Bless Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. God thank you for bringing up these two leaders!!

    I cant wait to see them together!!

    By the way... this isn't the only unity we need!! After election day we need to also unite with Republicans or others who aren't the same as us!!

    God please take hold of the hearts that bear racism, bigotry, or any other form of hate, and instill in them the love of God.

    This is the best election ever and the best thing I have witnessed in my entire life!

    Yes this is the FIRST time that I have been proud of my country, I aint afraid to say it! But this is not the first time that I have believed that we can bring this country together to make it better for all of us.

    I urge every American to vote... regardless of who you vote for. Own a piece of this campaign and get involved. To all the bloggers who come here solely for the purpose to spew hate, I dare you put a stop to it today!!! PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT!!

    U.S.A/America 08 <<<<<<<<How's that for a good ticket!!!

    June 23, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  20. true leader for our times

    After what they all did to you..... my vote belongs only to you and against Obama.

    I left the democratic party after 35 years over the travesty of justice.

    I respect, admire and love you more now than ever before.

    Rise, Hillary, Rise

    June 23, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  21. ron canada

    please Hillary let this guy win it on his own. he doesn't deserve your support. any man who calls his white grandmother a racist and then says she is a typical white person doesn't deserve anybody's support.any man who has so little respect for his wife that he makes her plunge toilets and take put trash because it is beneath him to do such chores does not deserve to be president. any man who as his wife made over seems like he is ashamed of her get away from him

    June 23, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  22. Welcome back crazy Clinton fringe!

    What is conforting is that the fringe 'Pro-Hill anti Obama' wackos on these posts only represent a sliver of the Democrat population.

    Diehard Hillary supporters throw out the same drivel:

    "If not Hillary then McCain/I will only vote for Obama if he picks Hillary for VP/McCain08 Hill in 2012/I am sorry, I will not vote for a mean man who disrespects my Hillary......blah blah blah....same ol same ol......"

    I used to think it was essential that Hillary be chosen as VP to help Obama win. Now I know Obama can win with Biden and Webb too.

    Hillary is no longer essential.

    June 23, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  23. appleboat

    I can not believe the Hillary crybabies are STILL whining!! What an amazing group of little baby losers. Grow up!!!! She's out. Obama is in. Get with the team.

    June 23, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  24. richard

    All these pretend Hillary supporters crack me up, nice try by the Bushies,Rove, and Limbaugh crowd, read the polls!! Obama 08!!

    June 23, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  25. pro-choice wins

    Hillary and Barack are going to walk all over the right-wing Republicans and John McBush in November!

    June 23, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
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