Hillary Rodham Clinton: February 2007 Archives

White House hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is showing off her fundraising ability via the online community--some $1 million collected in one week.

Former President Bill Clinton and political advisor and longtime Clinton atrategist James Carville-sent out e-mail appeals for Hillary campaign cash. In the money primary, Clinton and chief rival Barack Obama want to turn in March 31/first quarter numbers that will intimidate the other side.

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White House hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton both touch down in Selma on Saturday in a pilgrimage to a place playing a crucial role in the African-American struggle for equality in the U.S. Saturday marks the anniversary of the historic Selma march.

In advance of the trip, Obama talked to NPR on Tuesday about race. Said Obama: " And so I think my candidacy for the presidency is going to bring to the surface a whole bunch of stuff."

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Bill Clinton's personal behavior...will it matter in 2008 race?

LOS ANGELES -- As White House hopefuls Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama competed for major California Democratic donors the last few days, the campaign trail took the rivals to uncharted territory.

The Bill Clinton elephant entered the room.

As facts change on the ground, the frontrunning Democratic White House contenders Barack Obama and HIllary Rodham Clinton adjust their get-out of Iraq plans.

Obama on Friday morning called for President Bush to order U.S troops to start withdrawing from Iraq by May 1--66 days from today. That's a reaction to British Prime Minister Tony Blair yanking British soldiers from Iraq, which puts more pressure on U.S. military and makes the point the British see no more point to their participation in the war.

"“Tony Blair’s announcement made it clear that one of our greatest allies recognize the fact that there is no military solution to this war. Just about everyone in the world understands this except the White House and a few of their friends running for President,” Obama said in a statement.

Clinton last Saturday unveiled her plan to start a phased redeployment in Iraq in 90 days. That was an a bid to shift the conversation from her vote to authorize the Iraq war on to getting troops home.

LOS ANGELES -- Between fund-raisers in California with major Democratic donors on Tuesday, White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama staged an outdoor rally at a park in the Crenshaw district, a humble neighborhood of homes and strip malls that's a contrast to the glitter and wealth of Beverly Hills.

The rally served several strategies:

• It was the only photo-op of the day to catch Obama. News photographers were banned from his star-filled Beverly Hills fund-raiser Tuesday night, so there were no image- management issues stemming from pictures of Obama hanging with celebrities and not "real people."

• And with a new 2008 presidential primary calendar shaping up that puts California in play, it was only prudent for Obama to start laying the groundwork for a Feb. 5 vote in a delegate-rich state. Watching the Illinois Democrat at the rally were five of the 15 members of the Los Angeles City Council whose backing Obama would welcome.

LOS ANGELES -- As he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama is campaigning against "the smallness of our politics" and "scoring cheap political points."

It would seem, then, that Team Obama has a higher self-imposed standard when it comes to responding to shots, even cheap ones, lobbed at the Illinois Democrat. It makes life on the trail much tougher, but that's the high-minded course Obama set for himself.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- It's the Hollywood primary.

White House hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are competing for support from stars and moguls here this week as they hunt for millions of dollars from an elite group of famous donors to bankroll their campaigns.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at the debut of her presidential bid that she wanted a "conversation" with voters. On Saturday she posted her first web "Hillcast," which is supposed to be a weekly feature. The highlight--a Clinton plan to start a phased redeployment in Iraq in 90 days. It's a bid to shift the conversation from her vote to authorize the Iraq war on to getting troops home. And it denies Sen. Barack Obama the ability to raise questions about Clinton's support for a redeployment.

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WASHINGTON -- South Carolina is a key primary state, and Democratic White House front-runners Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton competed to hire the same influential African-American consultant -- a state senator who is pastor of a 10,000-member megachurch.

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) is personally closer to Barack Obama than Hillary Clinton. But he owes his vault to the upper levels of political life to the Clintons. So he has been bobbing and weaving when it comes to saying who he is for, though in the end, when he has to, he will check the Clinton box.

Anyway, Obama has the backing of the other two Emanuel brothers.

Click below for the latest try, this by NBC's David Gregory, to get Emanuel on the record on who he favors.

WASHINGTON--On Saturday, Barack Obama "officially" kicks off his presidential quest in Springfield, followed by visits to Iowa and New Hampshire punctuated in between by a Chicago fund-raiser.
But, short of the formality and hullabaloo of an announcement in the city where Abraham Lincoln once lived, Obama is already in presidential campaign mode, with a theme that can be summed up in one word: "Hope."

Benchmark financials for the 2008 hopefuls....

Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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