Monday, December 1, 2008

Hillary as Secretary of State!

I have been in major hibernation mode and my laptop has been sick.

I was so pleased to hear that Hillary has been tapped by President-Elect Obama as Secretary of State. did a great job posting the trascripts and other information regarding today's announcments. You may have remembered that I referred to the great convention coverage by this past August. They have kept up their work covering the presidential transition.

Transcript of Hillary Clinton announcement:

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Some interesting items of the day

Here are a couple of interesting tid bits:

Latest news is that Hillary is weighing the decision of taking the Secretary of State position. Rumors are that it is hers if she wants it. Here is the latest report from AP.

I must have been completely out of the loop but I had no idea that there were house races that were yet undecided. NBC takes a look at the five: CA-4, OH-15, VA-5, LA-2, LA-4, IL-5.

Bill Clinton is campaigning in Georgia for Democrat Jim Martin. Saxby Chambliss has to go. I will never forget what he did to Max Cleland. Chambliss ran ads claiming that Cleland was unpatriotic. Cleland lost limbs due to his military service!
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Go Terry go! Terry McAuliffe looks at running for Virginia Governor

You might have heard the news about Terry McAuliffe and his possible run for Virginia Governor. Terry is the former chair of the DNC and he served as the Clinton Campaign Chairman. Like Hillary, he campaigned hard for President Elect Obama. I am a big fan!

I am a fan of McAuliffe for an unlikely reason .... I drove him around Dallas for a several hours about seven years ago! He was in town to raise money and speak at a couple events. The DNC staff heard that another high profile Democrat had a funky driver a few days before and they wanted someone less crazy. I guess I fit the profile and someone gave them my name.

If you are a regular of my blog or a friend, you may remember that I get requests to drive notable people from time to time...its kinda funny. I also have passed on opportunities in order to recommended other people who might be a big fan or supporter of the individual. However, nothing beats the story of a close friend who drove Rob Lowe to a Bill Clinton rally out in East Texas back in the 90's.

Back to McAuliffe.... While driving through Downtown Dallas to a fundraiser at the Aldophus Hotel, I pointed out to McAuliffe the locations involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy including the grassy knoll of Dealey Plaza and Texas School Book Depository. McAuliffe was definitely moved by the experience and asked if we could stop for a moment. I mentioned there was a great museum near by and we did a quick tour of the The Sixth Floor Museum, a non-profit museum run by a local foundation.
It was a great experience to be able to share a moment of reflecting on the assassination and its impact with the leader of the Democratic Party. McAuliffe earned my respect and I am glad to see he is stepping up to the plate to considering a run for office and to serve his state.

Hillary's campaign office sent out an email about Terry's possible run noting that "Clinton Campaign Chairman Terry McAuliffe announced this week that he would explore the opportunity of running for Virginia Governor in 2009. Terry’s wife, Dorothy, sent the following email yesterday: As you may know, Terry's been contemplating a run for governor of Virginia for some time now. And this week, he officially kicked off a two-month long process of touring the Commonwealth in order to initiate a conversation with fellow Virginians. He'll make a final decision about whether to run for governor in early January. That decision will be based in large part on what kind of enthusiasm is out there for his candidacy."

I think McAuliffe would make a great elected official. McAuliffe once wrestled an alligator so I am sure he is up for the job!

You can check out Terry's website here:

Politico notes that "McAuliffe starts Va. charm offensive"

Richmond Times Dispatch notes that a former campaign manager for Gov/Sen. Warner and Gov. Kaine to advise McAuliffe

U.S. News and World Report Blog:
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Hillary the Trailblazer

I apologize for the hiatus in my blog posts. My post election life has been fun. I have been taking time to relax, work out, visit with friends, etc. I have been keeping up and enjoying the focus on Chicago and the Obama transition. I have to say that it is much fun to watch Chicago from a far when it is 75 degrees in Dallas!

Like many I am very excited about the prospects of Hillary as Secretary of State. I believe it will have a huge positive impact on the perception of our country abroad. But, the last couple days I have been a little peeved at the knocks Hillary has been getting in regards to this possible appointment.

So, it was good to see that Hillary has been recognized for something good!

Glamour Magazine in their Women of the Year edition/program recognized Hillary as the Trailblazer. I'm not a reader of Glamour but I have always been impressed by how they recognize women for their achievements. While in college and grad school, I knew of a couple women who were noted for their achievements in Glamour's college edition of women of the year.

Hillary's campaign staff sent out this information regarding the recognition of Hillary:

Celebrating Glamour’s “Women of the Year 2008:”Glamour magazine honored Hillary Clinton at this year’s “Glamour Women of the Year 2008” Awards ceremony this week in New York. Entertainment Tonight caught up with Senator Clinton, America Ferrera and others. According to America Ferrera: “This has been a wonderful year for women and I think, you know, in large part due to Senator Clinton and I’m always honored to be in her company and I’m very honored to be here today.”

Watch the segment here.

Glamour calls Hillary Clinton “The Trailblazer,” writing: This year Hillary Clinton did something very rare for a politician: She won while losing. No, she didn’t reach the White House—but she motivated a new generation of women of every political stripe.

Read more here.
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Friday, November 7, 2008

What the Obama Election Night ticket looked like

This was sent to me by a family member. Thought you might think this was cool. The ticket was transmitted with the recipient's name. I removed for privacy reasons.
Display Images To Print Your Election Night Ticket
Please Note:
  • Tickets are non-transferable. Any attempt to copy the original ticket will make it void.
  • Photo ID matching the ticket holder's name is required to enter the event.
  • The use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.
  • For security reasons, do not bring bags. Please limit personal items. No signs, banners, chairs, lawn chairs, blankets, or strollers allowed.
Grant Park - Hutchinson Field, Gates Open: 8:30pm
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Onion spoof

The Onion spoof "Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are"

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A review of the polls

I liked this article on the Huffington Post and thought I would share. It reviews the different polls and their accuracy.

Click here for the story
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Last night!

Wasn't last night amazing. Watching President Elect Obama and the crowd meant a great deal to me on so many levels. Growing up outside of Chicago in Northwest Indiana, I was able to go to events in Grant Park. It was so cool to see the park and Downtown Chicago again on T.V.

A family member works in Downtown Chicago and she sent me this picture of a banner sign in Chicago that says "Congratulations Chicago's own Barack Obama".

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Very few republicans in the field

You may have noticed by my Twitter updates at that I have spotted very few republicans at polling locations and not that many republican signs.

One reason the republicans are in trouble...homemade signs. I know that may sound odd but if someone goes to the trouble of making a hang made sign and posting in a Democratic neighborhood, the republicans are in trouble. That level of extra activism makes a difference. Check out the sign that I spotted during lunch.

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More election day photos

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Pictures from early morning election day

More pictures to come. I apologize for the quality. From camera phone.

I met up friends early today and we put out signs then worked outside on of the polls promoting straight ticket voting and down ballot races.

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Election day slide show from the Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News has some good photos. I have know Dorothy Dean on slide 2 for a long time and Raj on Slide 5. Exall Park is my voting location but I voted early.

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Dallas Morning News asked to leave Obama press plane

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Today, Hillary will be racking up some miles starting in Pittsburgh, Pa then off to the midwest in St. Charles Missouri (St. Louis burb). She will be ending her trip in Duluth, MN. It will be interesting to see where she lands tomorrow.

You can keep track of me tomorrow (fanatic) on Twitter at I will be starting the day at 5:45 am and going to work during the day. Then back doing GOTV until the polls close.

Here are the locations and events for Hillary today:

  • Senator Hillary Clinton will visit the Mt. Lebanon Obama for America Field Office in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • In the early afternoon on Monday, Senator Clinton will attend an Obama for America rally in St. Charles, MO.

  • Later in the afternoon, Senator Clinton will travel to Duluth, MN to campaign on behalf of Senate candidate Al Franken.
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Hillary's op-eds this past weekend in support of Obama

New York Daily News
The man for the moment: Hillary Clinton makes the case for Barack Obama
November 2, 2008
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South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Sen. Hillary Clinton: Why Floridians should vote for Barack Obama
October 31, 2008
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bill Clinton stumps for members of congress and Obama

It has been pretty cool that Hillary and Bill have been actively campaigning for U.S. candidates including Rick Noriega in Texas. CBS News reports the Clinton's efforts in Kentucky. Click here.

Bill Clinton has been all over the country stumping for several candidates. One of those is Congressman Murtha for his tough re-election campaign. Click here for story. He will also campaign for Rep. Paul Kanjorski which noted by is "considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress".

President Clinton was also in West Virginia asking the crowd to pick Obama and that "It's not too late for us to carry West Virginia". Click here. Sphere: Related Content

Hillary update

I have also published this at

Below is the Halloween update from Hillary's campaign office.

The Clinton's are campaigning hard for the Obama/Biden ticket and Democratic candidates. I love her quote on Halloween noted below:

“Trick or Treat” in Ohio: Friday, at an Obama-Biden Halloween rally in Kirtland, OH, Hillary told the crowd:

“I was thinking about dressing up. And I really wanted to be scary. I’ve done the princess stuff, and this time I wanted to be really frightening so I thought I would dress up like George W. Bush.

“Then I realized: John McCain took that costume.

“This Halloween, there is something a lot more frightening than ghosts and goblins and that is the idea that our country would have 4 more years of the same.

“This is our chance my friends. It’s going to either be trick or treat. The trick – we can’t’ fall for that again. The treat is new leadership with a new President in Barack Obama.

Read more.

“YouTubing” for GOTV: This past week, HillPAC released a new video featuring President Clinton and Senator Clinton encouraging “everybody to get involved. Get out. Do what you can. Talk to your friends and your neighbors. Make those phone calls. Walk those streets. Get the word out that this election is really important.” Watch here.

Crisscrossing the Country: President Clinton and Senator Clinton continue to crisscross the country for Obama-Biden and other Democrats.

In this past week and Monday alone, the Clintons will have traveled to Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

WBZ News reported on Senator Clinton’s visit to New Hampshire Tuesday to campaign for Obama-Biden and Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen: “

At the rally in Dover, the crowd chanted "Hillary. Hillary." Clinton told them it is time for a new direction. "I feel so strongly we cannot afford four more years of the same failed unproductive policies we've had to live with for the last eight years." She added, "Out with the old and in with the blue." Read more.

On Wednesday Hillary traveled to upstate New York where she endorsed the re-election of Congressman Mike Arcuri in Utica, NY, attended an Erie County Democrats Rally with local Democrats in Buffalo, NY; attended a GOTV Rally for Eric Massa, Dan Maffei Alice Kryzan and local Democrats in Rochester, NY.; and attended the Monroe County Democrats Dinner in Rochester NY. Read more.

Hillary Sent Me! on Facebook: This week, HillPAC released a new Facebook application to continue driving its grassroots mobilization program

“With a week to go, we must do everything we can to get every vote out for Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Democrats up and down the ticket,” HillPAC Internet Director Katie Dowd writes to supporters in an e-mail introducing the program.

“It's easy, effective, and you can do it on your own schedule. Just log in to Facebook, add HillPAC's Hillary Sent Me! application, and we'll give you the numbers and script. You can start making calls right away,” Dowd writes. Click here for more information.

Click here to start making calls through Facebook.

Last Chance to Make a Difference & 3 Friends: In two separate e-mail appeals this week, Hillary Clinton urged her supporters to back candidates in tough races across the country:

Last Chance to Make a Difference:

There are just a few short days left before Americans head to the polls, and I'd like to ask you for your help once more…
Here are the Democrats who need your help right now:

In Mississippi, Ronnie Musgrove has shocked the pundits by pulling extremely close in his race to win a Senate seat for Democrats. His conservative, Republican opponent has even resorted to ads attacking me and my supporters. It's up to you to keep Ronnie's momentum going.

In Pennsylvania, my good friend John Murtha -- a strong supporter for me during the primaries and an important voice against the war in Iraq -- is depending on your help to win.

Raul Martinez in Florida has a great chance at picking up a Democratic seat from a conservative Republican incumbent. The latest polling has this race in dead heat and Raul needs our help to push back against Republican attacks.

And in John McCain's home state of Arizona, Ann Kirkpatrick has a very good chance to pick up a Republican-held seat. She'll be the first Democrat ever elected in Arizona's 1st district -- if you help her today.

3 Friends:

Let's get right to it. With one week before Election Day, these three great members of Congress need your help right now…

Kirsten Gillibrand was one of the earliest volunteers in my first race for the Senate back in 2000 helping to organize Women for Hillary. In 2006, she unseated a Republican incumbent in upstate New York; now she faces a tough campaign in her first reelection.

Pennsylvania's Paul Kanjorski is facing a barrage of negative attacks from Republicans desperate to win his seat. He's a great friend who works hard on behalf of the people in his district; now he needs our help.

And Joe Sestak -- also from Pennsylvania -- is a retired admiral who worked in the White House during Bill's administration. Like Kirsten, he defeated a Republican in 2006, and we need to make sure he wins his race this year so he can continue to speak out for sensible national security policies on behalf of the men and women of our armed forces.

These three friends have been on the front lines fighting for us, and with Barack Obama in the White House they can help put America back on the right path.

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Young Democrats host GOTV conference call with Hillary

Today, Sunday, November 2nd, 12:45pm Eastern.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

President Bill Clinton campaigns with Obama

"Barack Obama represents America's future, and you've got to
be there for him next Tuesday,"
President Bill Clinton

I had a wonderful opportunity to see President Clinton up close when he was in Dallas a couple weeks ago. He was campaigning for our Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Noriega. Right now I am watching the Obama rally with President Clinton on MSNBC and Clinton is making a great case for Obama. I am so glad to see them together and working hard to win back the White House.

President Clinton was incredible when he was in Dallas rallying the crowd for Rep. Noriega. He had the audience in the palm of his hand. You could tell he was enjoying the opportunity and his visit was certainly a boost to the local Democratic Party and the Noriega campaign.

Back in the winter of 1991, I had an opportunity to meet Gov. Clinton when he visited Southern Illinois for an event in preparation of his presidential primary run. I was in the College Democrats at the time at Southern Illinois University. Our organization was somewhat of a joke because it seemed like everyone at SIU was a democrat.

The Southern Illinois area, the home of former U.S. Senator Paul Simon, was Clinton country (Sen. Simon would be so proud of Obama right now). When Clinton came to visit for the 1991 event, I got a last minute call along with a few other College Democrats to help drive staff and press to the event and the airport. Before Hillary and Gov. Clinton left to fly back to Arkansas, they spent time to meet with us. They were so cool and I will never forget that moment. I always will regret that I didn't get a picture with the Clintons. Instead I got up close pictures of them and pictures with them and other members of the College Democrats.

This past year during the Texas presidential primary I got a call from a member of President Clinton's staff. They needed drivers for his campaign swing for Hillary through Dallas and East Texas. Somehow they got my name and called late at night the day before his visit to help drive staff and other officials. It was funny to get the same type of request but 17 years later! Unfortunately, I was in Florida at the time and could not help out.

I thought you might be interested in taking a look at then Gov. Clinton's October 1991 announcement speech for his presidential campaign by clicking here. This part could be applied today:

"I believe with all my heart that together, we can make this happen. We can usher in a new era of progress, prosperity and renewal. We can – we must. This is not just a campaign for the Presidency – it is a campaign for the future, for the forgotten hard-working middle class families of America who deserve a government that fights for them. A campaign to keep America strong at home and around the world. Join with us. I ask for your prayers, your help, your hands, and your hearts. Together we can make America great again, and build a community of hope that will inspire the world.

Here are some initial news stories about tonight's Obama rally with President Clinton:

From the Boston Globe
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Clintons crisscross country in final stretch

Thanks to my friends at DemConWatch I had the information to post the following on their site:

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

From the weekly Hillary Dispatch

I get an email update each week of Hillary's campaign efforts. Included below is the content from this week:

Hillary Dispatch: Hillary on the Trail

On the Trail: On the heels of her trip to Ohio last weekend, Hillary Clinton continued barnstorming the battlegrounds this week for Obama-Biden and Democratic candidates with stops in Florida, Nebraska, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. Next week, Hillary heads to New Hampshire among other states to be announced soon.

Check out headlines from Hillary on the trail:

Columbus Dispatch: Clinton exhorts faithful not to get complacent Read here.

Orlando Sentinel: 40,000 Cheer Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton In Orlando Read here.

Hibbing Daily Tribune: “Clinton rallies the Range: Sen. Hillary Clinton told a roaring crowd of nearly 5,000 people last night that ‘hard-working folks” of the Iron Range want a government that works as hard as they have their entire lives.”

President Bill Clinton has also been crisscrossing the country for Obama-Biden and other Democrats, making stops this week in Nevada, Missouri, Kentucky, Georgia and Arkansas. Read about “Clinton Mak[ing] the Case for Obama” here.

“A Tide That Doesn’t Just Lift the Yachts:” Hillary also held a conference call with reporters and voters in New Hampshire previewing her upcoming trip and continuing to make the case for Obama-Biden and other Democrats. The Boston Globe reports:

"I think you know you're on the front lines of the election," Clinton told Obama field offices in a conference call also opened up to reporters. "New Hampshire is going to be critical to our victory." The last eight years have been "very good" to the wealthy, she said, and Obama would only return income tax rates back to what they were under the administration of her husband.

"We want a tide that doesn't just lift the yachts," she said. "We want to lift everyone up." Read more.

Monday on Nightline: In a joint interview with Hillary airing Monday on Nightline, Barack Obama thanked Hillary for her efforts campaigning for him:

When asked about Hillary’s efforts in Florida, Obama responded: “For her to take the time to come down - and she's been consistent in campaigning down here in Florida for us - I think it's part of the reason why we're doing better than a little more than we were just a month ago….She's doing great -- and I told her I can't thank her enough and in places like Florida where she's got so much popularity, she can be a more effective person for us than just about anybody.” Watch here.

“Something I Know:” President Bill Clinton sent the following message to HillPAC supporters today:

Reaching the filibuster-proof 60 votes isn't going to be easy. There are a lot of races that are just about as close as they come. Let me tell you about three must-win races where you can help put Democrats over the top.

In Minnesota, Al Franken has faced some of the worst negative attack ads we've seen this cycle, but he's got a great shot of picking up this seat for Democrats.

In Kentucky, Bruce Lunsford has the chance to kick the Republican's Senate leader out of office - and you'd better believe the GOP is putting everything they've got into this one.

And, Jim Martin is running a race in Georgia that everyone thought was a long shot, but recent polls show the race neck and neck. If you help him keep his momentum going, we can add this one to the Democratic column too.

In Case You Missed It: The Washington Post reports that ‘Democrats Have Reason to Celebrate: Hill PAC Is Back’ Read here.


Hillary and HillPAC have organized over 200 events, fundraisers, and emails for over 75 great Democratic candidates in over 30 states across the country.

HillPAC has given almost $500,000 to date from direct and online contributions to House and Senate candidates in races across the country.

Campaigning in Minnesota: In addition to her event for Barack Obama, Hillary also campaigned for Senate candidate Al Franken in Minneapolis, MN and also filmed an ad for him. Watch here.

Hillary Sent Me: In the last month, Hillary Sent Me! has had great success sending volunteers to NH, OH, PA, FL and VA. This weekend, we’re mobilizing volunteers heading west and making calls on behalf of women in tough Senate races around the country. Sign up here.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hillary's PAC: 4 Months, 75 Candidates, 30 States

The following was distributed by Hillary's campaign office along with the Washington Post article "Democrats Have Reason to Celebrate: Hill PAC Is Back". Click here to check it out.

Here are some interesting tidbits:
* Since becoming active again in July 2008, Hillary Clinton’s political action committee, HillPAC, has supported Democratic candidates in races across the country, especially Obama-Biden.

*Hillary and HillPAC have organized over 200 events, fundraisers, and emails for over 75 great Democratic candidates in over 30 states across the country.

* Hillary has raised over $10 million for Obama-Biden.

* HillPAC has given almost $500,000 to date from direct and online contributions to House and Senate candidates in races across the country.

* Hillary and HillPAC have organized over 60 fundraisers for Obama-Biden and House and Senate candidates in New York and around the country.

* HillPAC’s website,, raises funds for congressional candidates through "Spotlight E-mails" and mobilizes Hillary supporters to volunteer for candidates up and down the ticket through the "Hillary Sent Me!" program. The "On the Trail" page and "BlogHillary" also features video, photos, and updates from the campaign trail. The site will soon debut an innovative organizing application through Facebook - stay tuned for more.

* In the last week, Hillary has campaigned in Florida, Nebraska, Minnesota, New York and she’s heading to Pennsylvania, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas and New Hampshire in the days to come!
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Some news tid bits reports that Indiana could go blue. The state has not been on the radar for presidential campaigns in years and in 2004 had the lowest voter turn out rate in 2004 than any other state. Click here for story.

Colorado is definitely in the spotlight as a battleground state. The Denver Post explains in the article "Intense Courting of Colorado. Click here.

According to the
Huffington Post, Obama may be on the last episode of SNL before the election. Click here.

Looks like McCain is becoming a liability to down ballot republican races. CNN reports "GOP House Candidates Struggle against McCain drag". Click here.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hillary update

I thought I would share the "Hillary Dispatch" email I get from her campaign. The dispatched highlights Hillary's campaign activities for Sen. Obama and other Democratic candidates.

Hillary Dispatch: Barnstorming the Battlegrounds

* Hillary, Bill, Joe and Jill: The Clintons joined the Bidens for a rally in Scranton, PA Sunday afternoon. Greeted by a crowd of thousands, the Clintons continued making the case for Obama-Biden. Here are excerpts from Senator Clinton’s remarks:

This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for America. We’ve got to work hard and we’ve got to work together. This is a fight for the future and it is a fight we must win…

“It took a Democratic President to clean up after the last President Bush. It’s going to take a Democratic President to clean up after this President…

“Make no mistake about it - we’ve done it before and we’ll do it again. America will once again rise from the ashes of the Bushes…

“That’s why there is only one choice in this election. Wherever I go around the country campaigning for Barack and Joe - I hear people asking each other: Well, who are you for? That’s not the right question. More importantly, the question is: Who is for you?“

Watch the video and read the transcript.

* Barnstorming the Battlegrounds: After the energizing Scranton rally, Senator Clinton continued campaigning in PA while President Clinton traveled to VA for rallies in Roanoke and Richmond. The President then traveled to OH for a Cleveland rally Thursday while Senator Clinton held rallies in Youngstown, OH and Delaware, OH today. This weekend, Senator Clinton heads to Florida followed by events in Nebraska and Minnesota. The Clintons also campaigned for congressional candidates this week including Allyson Schwartz in PA and Texas Senate candidate Rick Noriega.

* “Jobs, Baby, Jobs:” At a “Change We Need” rally near Philadelphia, PA, Hillary answered the familiar Republican slogan “Drill, baby, drill” with one of her own: JOBS, BABY, JOBS.” The crowd responded with roaring applause and adopted the chant in kind.

“What we will create in Pennsylvania, if you give the Democrats a chance to lead and serve you, and what we will create across America with a Democratic President and a bigger Democratic majority in the House and Senate, comes down to this: jobs, baby, jobs. All across America - new jobs across America! So, jobs, baby, jobs; that is our answer to the Republicans.”

* At the Debate: Hillary attended the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night at Hoffstra University, after which she praised Senator Obama on NBC, CNN, CBS, and FOX. Watch her NBC interview here.

"Barack Obama is closing the deal in this election and America is closing the door on the last eight years of failed Republican policies.

"The American people have now seen what both tickets are offering four times, and the choice could not be more clear: Barack Obama offers the steady leadership we need.

"This was John McCain's last chance to present clear, detailed solutions to address this economic crisis we're in and we only saw more of the same.

* In Case You Missed It: U.S. News and World Report calls Hillary “A Vigorous Obama Booster on Campaign Trail.” Read more.

* Closing the Chapter on Republican Misrule: On a call Thursday night with leading progressive bloggers, Hillary Clinton reiterated that “there is still so much to do before election day, which not only includes getting Barack and Joe Biden elected, but making sure we get as close to a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate as possible.” Read Taylor Marsh’s post-call post here.

* “On the Trail:” This week, HillPAC unveiled a new “On the Trail” page to keep supporters updated on Hillary’s whereabouts. Visit the site here.

* Women Who Dare To Compete: HillPAC sent an email to supporters today from Hillary:

“I want to tell you about three remarkable women running for Congress. Let me start by telling you what they all have in common.

“They're all running for office for the very first time. They're all running in rural districts against entrenched Republican incumbents who have been some of George Bush's best friends in Congress.

“And all of them can win their incredibly close races if you help them today.”

Support them here.

* Hillary Sent Me! Heads to FL and VA: In the last three weekends, Hillary Sent Me! has had great success sending volunteers to NH, OH, and PA. This weekend, we’re mobilizing volunteers heading to FL and VA. Sign up here.

* Can’t Travel to Miami? BYOC in Ballston: HillPAC is hosting Bring Your Own Cell Phone parties October 21, 22 and 23. Participants will be making calls for Kay Hagan, Sen. Mary Landrieu, and Gov. Jeanne Shaheen. RSVP here.

* Lay of the Land: Here’s an update on down-ticket candidates supported by Hillary and HillPAC. Go team! See more polls here.

NH: Gov. Jeanne Shaheen is +9% v. Sen. John Sununu (51-42)

AL: Mayor Mark Begich is +4% v. Sen. Ted Stevens (49-45)

NC: Kay Hagan is +5% v. Sen. Elizabeth Dole (49-44)

CO: The NRSC has pulled out of CO, essentially ceding the race to Rep. Mark Udall who is +11% v. Rep. Bob Schaeffer (45-34). Read more.

NM: Rep. Tom Udall is +20% vs. Rep. Steve Pearce (57-37)

GA: “Upstart Democratic Senate challenger Jim Martin raised more money than Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss in the most recent three-month period.” Read more.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hillary Clinton headlines more than 50 events for Sen. Obama

Here is an interesting tidbit from the Hillary Hotline email sent last Friday:

"As of this week, Hillary has headlined more than 50 events and has raised more than $10 million dollars for Obama-Biden."

“Hillary Hotline” summarizes Hillary’s work on behalf candidates and the Obama-Biden ticket:


What’s Hot?

Barnstorming the Keystone State: Hillary Clinton kicks off a two-day swing through Pennsylvania this Sunday, October 12. First stop: “Obama for America” rally in Scranton, PA with President Clinton and Senator Joe and Jill Biden. Monday, Hillary hosts a “Conversation with Working Families” with congressional candidate Allyson Schwartz followed by another rally for Obama-Biden in Philadelphia.

As of this week, Hillary has headlined more than 50 events and has raised more than $10 million dollars for Obama-Biden.

On a call today with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and NY Assemblywoman Ro Ann Destito, Hillary invited her supporters to sign up for

Hillary Sent Me! (HSM) in the Keystone State this weekend.

For those interested in joining HSM in Pennsylvania this weekend, email

To learn more about HSM in the coming weeks, please go to:

Honoring the Legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt: On Monday, Hillary spoke at the 8th Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee Luncheon:

"I am absolutely positive with every fiber of my being that we must elect Barack Obama and Joe Biden to be our President and Vice President on November 4…The biggest risk for America is four more years of the last eight years. The last thing I want - and I hope you agree - is to put mavericks in charge of the United States economy at this moment of need. Mavericks in Washington and on Wall Street got us into this mess. Let’s have some adult supervision again and pull ourselves out of it.” Watch and read excerpts.

The Economic Rescue Package Was the First Step; We Have to Do More: At a press conference on Monday, Hillary told reporters:

“The rescue package passed last week was a crucial first step to prevent the economic troubles from deepening, but now we need to focus on helping Americans who are feeling the crunch of this economic crisis and get our economy back on the right track.”

This week, Hillary continued promoting specific initiatives to ease the credit crunch and prevent additional job losses and other economic challenges from hitting Main Street:

* An E-Trust program protecting taxpayers by making transactions transparent along with other initiatives like the Homeowners Mortgage Enterprise,

* Homeowners Mortgage Enterprise (HOME), modeled after the Great Depression-era Homeowners Loan Corporation (HOLC), to rewrite mortgages and reset terms so that creditworthy families would be able to keep their homes and make affordable payments

* The Emergency Stabilization Fund to make emergency loans and establish temporary lines of credit for small businesses, schools, and to help stabilize municipal bonds.

* Pressure on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to approve a grant to allow New York State to assess the impact of the ongoing economic crisis on jobs in the region and plan a strategic response.

In recent days, McCain has “inaccurately compar[ed] his mortgage buy-up plan to the one proposed earlier this year by” HRC: "It's wrong to suggest the new McCain plan is what Senator Clinton proposed ," said Clinton spokesperson Kathleen Strand. "She and Senator Obama are focused on helping struggling homeowners and holding bank lenders responsible. . . Senator McCain's new plan calls for bailing out and rewarding irresponsible bank and mortgage lenders, while sticking taxpayers with the bill."

“Clinton Urges Women Not To Vote For Palin:” Clinton responds directly to a Westchester Journal News’ inquiry about Governor Sarah Palin as VP. Read more.

"I think that there are people who are excited by the fact that the Republicans have a woman on the ticket. I think that's a legitimate reason to be excited…The Democrats did it in 1984, Republicans got around to doing it in 2008. And there's reason for people to see that as a real milestone.

"But that's not a reason to vote for the McCain-Palin ticket. You have to ask yourself, who is going to be better for you and your family? And in New York it's not even close. We will have such a better future if we have Democratic leadership back in the White House."

HRC at HRC: Filling in for Senator Biden Saturday, Hillary spoke at the Human Rights Campaign dinner where she “called McCain a 'mimic' of Bush, not a maverick.” Read the AP story.

USA Today Must Read: Clinton goes to bat for Obama and party. Read more.

Hitting the Battleground Airwaves: On Thursday, Hillary hit the airwaves for a round of early vote interviews for Senator Obama and U.S. Senate candidate Kay Hagan in the battleground state North Carolina.

Mark Woodson (WECU, Greenville, NC): Senator Clinton, I know you have been crisscrossing the country campaigning for Senator Obama and other Democrats. Why is this election so important?

Hillary Clinton: This is such a turning point election. It is historic, unprecedented, it would have been in any event – but the recent downturn in the economy has brought it home to everyone.

You can’t turn away and ignore what is happening to jobs and incomes and home ownership and your bank accounts and your retirement accounts. It’s so important that we elect leadership that will be able to solve these problems. And that’s why I’m working so hard for Senator Obama – because he will bring the kind of leadership of competence and confidence and optimism that we desperately desperately need in our country. Full transcript here.

In the HillPAC spotlight this week: “Valuable Allies” - Eric Massa, Rick Noriega and John Boccieri

HillPAC released an email today from Hillary:

“John, Eric, and Rick aren't just great friends -- they're great leaders. They are honored veterans who will be valuable allies to Barack Obama and Joe Biden in Congress.”

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West Virginia & Arkansas: Today, Hillary traveled to Charleston, WV where she endorsed Anne Barth at a rally. Later in the afternoon, Hillary held a rally for Obama-Biden and the Arkansas Democratic Party on the Capitol Steps in Little Rock.

Terry Unplugged…in Virginia: This Monday, over 300 students, activists, and organizers gathered in HillPAC's Virginia headquarters to join Terry McAuliffe, Maria Cardona and Minyon Moore for "Terry Unplugged: A Campaign 2008 Update." Read more and see photos here. Sphere: Related Content

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rally for U.S. Senate Candidate Rick Noriega with President Bill Clinton

Tonight I attended public rally in Dallas for Texas U.S. Senate Candidate Rick Noriega. Last month, Hillary came to Texas to endorse and hold a fundraiser for Representative Noriega.

Pres. Clinton was at his finest getting the standing room only crowd pumped up for the upcoming election. Click here for the article in the Dallas Morning News.

Click here for an article in the Ft. Worth Star Telegram.

Included above is a picture I took from the audience and below is a slide show.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hillary on the road campaigning for Obama Biden

I got this today from Hillary's press office:


Continuing to criss-cross the country for Obama-Biden and other congressional candidate
s, Senator Hillary Clinton will travel to West Virginia and Arkansas on Friday, October 10 followed by a two-day swing through Pennsylvania on Sunday, October 12 and Monday, October 13.

On Friday, October 10, Senator Clinton will attend a campaign event for Anne Barth, candidate for West Virginias 2nd congressional district.

Later in the afternoon on Friday, October 10, Senator Clinton will travel to Little Rock, AR for a rally on the Capitol Steps on behalf of Senators Obama and Biden and the Arkansas Democratic Party.

On Sunday, October 12, Senator Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton will join Senator Joe Biden for an “Obama for America” rally in Scranton, PA.

President Clinton and Senator Clinton will speak to voters about why Barack Obama and Joe Biden will stand up for middle-class families and make Washington and Wall Street work for Main Street again.

On Monday, October 13, Senator Clinton will attend events in the Philadelphia area including an “Obama for America” Rally.

In addition to her upcoming events in West Virginia, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania, Hillary has already traveled on behalf of Obama-Biden and other congressional candidates to New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, New Mexico, Colorado, Ohio, Michigan, and two trips each to Florida and California.

Additional trips will be announced shortly.

Friday, October 10

Charleston, WV à Little Rock, AR

1:00 p.m. ET

Senator Hillary Clinton Attends Campaign Event for Anne Barth, Candidate for WVs 2nd Congressional District

University of Charleston

2300 MacCorkle Avenue

Charleston, WV


Additional details TBA

Late Afternoon TBA

Senator Hillary Clinton Attends Rally for Senators Obama and Biden and the Arkansas Democratic Party

Capitol Steps

Little Rock, AR


Additional details TBA

Sunday, October 12

Scranton, PA

Early Afternoon TBA

Senator Hillary Clinton Attends “Obama for America” Rally with President Clinton and Senator Biden

Scranton, PA


Additional details TBA

Monday, October 13

Philadelphia Area, PA

Morning TBA

Senator Hillary Clinton Attends "Obama for America" Event

Philadelphia Area, PA


Additional details TBA

Afternoon TBA

Senator Hillary Clinton Attends “Obama for America” Rally

Philadelphia Area, PA


Additional details TBA

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