Clinton-Stabenow Endorsement

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Saturday endorsed fellow Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid, saying the New York senator understands Michigan's manufacturing, farming and Great Lakes needs.
The Michigan lawmaker announced her support for Clinton during an afternoon conference call. Earlier in the day, retired Gen. Wesley Clark, who sought the party's nomination in 2004, gave Clinton his support.
"She has the ability, experience, knowledge and understanding that, from day one, we need to make changes in Michigan," Stabenow said. "We in Michigan understand what it's like to be invisible to this president.
"She will make sure the people of Michigan are on her radar screen, visible. I know that she gets it for us."
Clinton and the other Democratic candidates have pledged not to campaign in Michigan after the state moved up its primary, violating party rules. Stabenow and Clinton called the issue a disagreement within the party.
"I'm hopeful the state party in Michigan and the DNC (Democratic National Committee) will work out an agreement that enables Michigan to be compliant with the calendar and play an important role in choosing our nominees," Clinton said.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2008 at 09:39 AM
    Obama will stop at nothing to ruin the people's lives than do not support him, and trying to keep the news of the real problems of america, including wright and the fact, he truly does have something to hide, he doesn't want to confront his own skeletons. TRUE POLITICAN NO_CHANGE.
  • by ned Location: flint on Sep 18, 2007 at 09:04 AM
    who will do the best job?concidering the whole US is failing in so many ways.i've seen alot of changes in 50 yrs.not all matter what party.sooner or later we are going to get a woman president.some say the men haven't done so good.desperate many are to see the US put back on its feet will try anything. the question is will they keep there promises and be honest with the people.let's face it the whole gov through out the states are failing,and it will get worse.people aren't looking for the answers in the right place I guess.
  • by John Location: Jackson on Sep 18, 2007 at 04:14 AM
    WOW, big surprise, didnt think she was going to endores Fred did you? Yeah, we will be on her radar screen, just like we are for Granholm, to raise taxes on.
  • by Terry Stevens Location: Millbury, OH. on Sep 17, 2007 at 08:13 PM
    Who cares if stabenow is endorsing Clinton!! She's a Liberal endorsing a Liberal! GOD Help up if she get's in the Whitehouse. The Anti Christ has arrived!!
  • by John Location: Jackson on Sep 16, 2007 at 06:26 PM
    What bills has she sponsored in the Senate that benefits Michigan or anyone who did not contribute her.
  • by David Location: MI on Sep 16, 2007 at 03:20 PM
    Glad I didn't vote for Stabenow. Some are afraid to vote differently and rather stay the same and then nothing changes. Now to Hillary...I'm not convinced she is the right person for the job. I vote based on who I think will do the best job, not by what party they are with.
  • by Pam Location: Jackson on Sep 16, 2007 at 11:47 AM
    The last time Stabenow made the news was with her run-in with the law. What else has she done recently.
  • by Tricia Location: Grand Ledge on Sep 15, 2007 at 05:12 PM
    People need to stop voting Stabinow into office. How many terms has she served and done nothing? People need to look at her record, and stop voting for her!!! Hopefully with this endorsement, people will wake up.
  • by Rick Location: Stockbridge on Sep 15, 2007 at 04:40 PM
    Of course she endorses Ms. Clinton....that is where "MoveOn.Org's" money is. Ms. Stabinow hasn't done anything for this state except enjoy the ride down. It's all about money, power, and politics with this bunch, and I, for one, am sick and tired of it. Hillary has NO qualifications for the job. What has she ever governed? Not a state, county, or even a city. She has a track record of failure that transends almost two decades. People in this state had better wake up, pay attension, think for themselves, and demand answers to the tough questions. All that we've been getting are empty, worthless anecdotes, with no REAL accompanying plan. They say that they have a plan, but it is always too complicated and too much to explain to you and me. We must not be smart enough. So what exactly makes her a viable candidate? Probably the same thing that qualifies Ms. Stabinow to be a Senator.....NOTHING! But it's worth a press release/photo op, to stick her face in it.
  • by not_detroit Location: detroit on Sep 15, 2007 at 02:06 PM
    Well that endorsement cost Hillary Clinton about $ 25,000 of HSU money $$$$$
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