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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:46 PM

Bill Clinton draws a crowd stumping for Christie Vilsack in Sioux City

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Maggie O'Brien

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- There's no doubt that former President Bill Clinton can still draw a crowd.

Clinton drew about 2,500 people Friday to the historic Fourth Street District to stump for Democratic congressional candidate Christie Vilsack.

The bundled-up crowd stepped over one another to snap cellphone photos of Clinton, who called for bipartisanship in Washington.

He said electing Vilsack, not her opponent -- U.S. Rep. Steve King, a Republican -- was the way to get there.


FULL story at link.


Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20121012/NEWS/121019727/1685#



Photo: http://www.omaha.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=OW&Date=20121012&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=121019727&Ref=AR&maxw=598&maxh=400
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Former President Bill Clinton at a campaign appearance in downtown Sioux City, Iowa. Clinton was heading to Des Moines later Friday to stump for Democrat Leonard Boswell.

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Reply Bill Clinton draws a crowd stumping for Christie Vilsack in Sioux City (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 2012 OP
Myrina Oct 2012 #1
Cha Oct 2012 #6
Myrina Oct 2012 #11
SouthLouisianaWoman Oct 2012 #2
goclark Oct 2012 #8
Robeysays Oct 2012 #3
rosesaylavee Oct 2012 #4
Cha Oct 2012 #7
rosesaylavee Oct 2012 #12
Cha Oct 2012 #13
Thav Oct 2012 #5
ffr Oct 2012 #9
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:50 PM

1. He drew about 1500 here in Indy this morning ...

n/t

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Response to Myrina (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:16 AM

6. Does this mean Indiana is in play!?

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:31 AM

11. Hard to say ....

.... Bubba was supposedly here for the Gov and Senate candidates. Central and Rural Indiana ALWAYS go red.
Him being here right in the middle of the state probably won't have much effect, honestly.
Northeast (Chicago burbs) tend to go blue, and it was the African American turnout in that area that sealed it for POTUS in 2008.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:14 PM

2. I met Bill Clinton at

a book signing a few days before his heart attack. He looked tired(so the news of his heart attack when it came

didn't surprise me) but still his charisma was palpable. I remember being surprised. Before the event I'd assumed

descriptions of his star power were exaggerated. After that meeting I never doubted it.

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Response to SouthLouisianaWoman (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:18 AM

8. I met him too

It was at a book signing here in Ca.
My mom was in a wheel chair and she was a big fan.
He came from around the table to give her a hug and greet us..

Mom passed last year.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:26 PM

3. 5,000 in tempe lasat wed

 

was another couple thou out side trying to get in. az could use a slice of campaign money. it could go blue.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:35 PM

4. Wish he'd come to Dist 14 in Illinois

That would certainly make our incumbent weasel who won't debate the DEM challenger perhaps think he didn't have a cake walk after all.

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Response to rosesaylavee (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:17 AM

7. Who is the weasel, rosesaylavee?

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 11:29 PM

12. Hultgren

We have climate change because the sun is just hotter these days... and oh, um, there is a lot of water vapor.

Tea Party, non thinking individual who doesn't believe in science or that women can make up their minds about their bodies without the help of rightwingnuts.

Very bad human being.

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Response to rosesaylavee (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 11:39 PM

13. Thanks, rosesaylavee.. GooD LUCK With getting him out Anyway! nm

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:55 PM

5. I wish I could have gone,

but it was a 4 hr drive and I had stuff that would have put me there too late. It would have been awesome.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:23 PM

9. I've never seen him in person

His legacy grows with each passing day. What a champion of American values!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:42 PM

10. Farm bill failure gives Democrats ammunition in US Midwest House races

Farm bill failure gives Democrats ammunition in US Midwest House races
Sat, 13 Oct 2012 18:48 GMT
Source: reuters // Reuters

* Republican Rep. King in tough re-election race in Iowa

* Challenger stressing bill's failure in Republican House

* Other Democrats in Midwest also taking up the issue

By Nick Carey

RINGSTED, Iowa, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Democrats fighting an uphill battle to win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives are trying to use rural angst over the failure of congressional Republicans to pass a farm bill to win some Midwestern seats in the Nov. 6 election.

The farm bill, which sets subsidies for everything from crop insurance to milk production, expired on Oct. 1 after the Republican majority in the House could not muster enough votes to pass a new law.

No race demonstrates the Democratic strategy better than in western Iowa, where Christie Vilsack, the wife of President Barack Obama's agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack, is stressing the farm bill in a bid to unseat conservative Republican Representative Steve King.

"The lack of a farm bill right now has the farming community up in arms," said Bryan Kruse, 34, who has two small farms and works for another farmer to pay the bills outside Ringsted, population 422. "We need to get something done."

More:
http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/farm-bill-failure-gives-democrats-ammunition-in-us-midwest-house-races

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