President Clinton Campaigns for Bernero

By: Jamie Edmonds Email
By: Jamie Edmonds Email

"Thanks to President Clinton for coming to Detroit and saying hello and giving us a boost," Bernero said at a rally Sunday.

That is exactly what gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero was hoping to gain Sunday from a campaign stop by the 42th President.

"Don't let this man lose because if he loses, you all lose," President Clinton said.

Sunday President Bill Clinton rallied the crowd of about 700 at a Detroit high school by touting Bernero's political experience, and praising his plan for Michigan.

"He cut government by 20 percent, he cut his own pay and health care and set an example," Clinton said. "That's what he did."

Senators, judges, and other local elected officials also spoke in support of the entire democratic ticket, but the main event was definitely Bernero and his big name supporter.

"Are you ready to win?" Bernero said. "Are you ready to fight? Are you ready to vote?"

All the speakers including the President had the same message, that this election is not over, but democrats must go out to the polls.

"I'm going to tell my friends, and tell their grandparents to go out and vote," 14-year-old Maron Smith said.

"I think everyone is leaving here looking like they are going to do [vote on November 2nd,] Steve Holmes said.

Bernero is trailing republican Rick Snyder by a large margin with just nine days to go, Clinton's job Sunday was to rally the troops and hopefully get to some independent and undecided voters.

"Lets look at game films and statistics and if you do, [Bernero] will be the next governor," Clinton said.

In a little more than a week we'll know if the democrats 'Ace in the Hole' actually paid off.

Friday, the gubernatorial candidates released their campaign finance reports. Snyder has about $2 million in cash left to spend, while Bernero has just $167,000 to spend in the final push.


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