September 28th, 2010
01:57 PM ET
10 years ago

Clinton emails Lincoln supporters

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton is once again lending assistance to embattled Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln, who is in a fight for her political life in her home state of Arkansas.

Clinton stumped for Lincoln during a dramatic primary election in which Lincoln narrowly clinched the Democratic nomination after a runoff against Arkansas Lt. Gov Bill Halter.

In an email sent on Tuesday, Clinton appeals to Lincoln's supporters for donations, touting Lincoln's Senate credentials and writing "I know I am preaching to the saved."

Additionally, Clinton eviscerates the Republican Senate nominee, four-term Rep. John Boozman, for his position on taxes, Medicare and social security.

In the email, Clinton acknowledges Lincoln's precarious position; "I've seen the polls and yes, this is going to be a tough fight," he writes.

A recent Mason-Dixon poll of likely Arkansas voters indicated that Boozman holds a 17- point lead over Lincoln. Other recent surveys suggest that Boozman's lead is even larger.

–CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Filed under: Arkansas • Blanche Lincoln
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    With all due respect, Bubba.... why in the world are you wasting your time?

    September 28, 2010 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  2. gt

    arkansas voters dont except e mail for new york....may be you need to contact new york voters,,,,, lincoln is done...

    September 28, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  3. Fed Up

    If the woman can't win without BIll Clinton putting in his 2 cents, then she must not be very good.

    September 28, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  4. Hugo

    Who in their right mind would listen to anything that Bill Clinton has to say. Clinton provided to China advanced computer technology that set them ahead twenty years of where they were in industrial applications, now they own us. Now he wants to slam Republicans for destroying our economy, get real, this guy did more damage to America than Barry O will even come close too. Oh, I know his legendary surplus billions that Bush burned up, take a moment and think of where he neglected to spend that surplus saved in our National Defense and where Bush ended up having to spend the surplus, 9/11 attack and the following results ring a bell? I can't wait for the vote...November is going to be such a sweet month.

    September 28, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Time for new blood.....not more of the same.

    September 28, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  6. WBinNT

    ET phone home

    September 28, 2010 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  7. ehwilson429

    Clinton doesn't know how to use Email. who sent this for him?

    September 28, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  8. stormerF

    Time for Blanche to go before she can retire on the Tax Payers dime.We must stop all politicans from retiring on the Tax Payers dime,and make them accountable to us the voters.

    September 28, 2010 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  9. Blutarski

    I love this picture. I can't help thinking that he is going to say "be good Elliot".

    September 28, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |