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Bill Clinton to campaign for Obama in Raleigh Sunday

Posted November 2, 2012
Updated November 3, 2012

— Former President Bill Clinton is planning a stop in Raleigh on Sunday in an effort to help re-elect President Barack Obama.

Clinton initially was scheduled to be in the Triangle on Saturday, but campaign officials said Friday afternoon that a scheduling conflict forced them to move his appearance back a day.

Clinton will appear at the Pullen Park Event Plaza, where doors open at 4 p.m. It wasn't clear when Clinton would speak to supporters.

With the election next Tuesday, the former president is still working to win over North Carolina.

A WRAL News poll released Tuesday found that 50 percent of likely voters would cast their votes for Republican challenger Mitt Romney and 45 percent for Obama.

Both candidates were tied at about 45 percent in an Elon University poll released Monday.

Obama carried the Tar Heel state in 2008, the first Democrat to win the state since Jimmy Carter in 1976.

On Thursday, the Obama campaign also announced that first lady Michelle Obama will visit Charlotte on Monday. Details of the visit have not yet been released.

It's her first visit to Charlotte since the Democratic National Convention was held in North Carolina's largest city in early September.

Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill Biden, is also expected to visit campaign offices in Asheville and the Charlotte suburbs on Saturday. The trips were planned for last weekend, but the trip was postponed because of Hurricane Sandy.

President Obama's final campaign schedule was released Thursday morning, and it includes stops in eight battleground states, including Wisconsin, Virginia and Ohio. It does not include North Carolina.

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  • WooHoo2You Nov 2, 7:38 p.m.

    I think it is funny that while people are bashing former President Clinton for being himself and for campaigning for President Obama that no one addresses the hundred pound elephant in the room: Why aren’t the former President Bushes out there campaigning for Mitt Romney? Because the Republican party would have a collective stroke if the American Public was reminded that Mitt Romney belongs to the party of the Administration that left us with this mess to start with!-CarolinianByChoice

    Personally I believe the Bushes don't want to be associated with the past and possibly future political failure known as Mitt, but at least he has the backing of the former republican Secretary of State Colin Powell..wait, that's Obama ;)

  • wolf80 Nov 2, 7:34 p.m.

    mmmm let me get this staight, a liar lying for a liar.....

    Wake up AMERICA !!!!!

  • BenFranklin Nov 2, 7:33 p.m.

    "I did not have sex with...that woman"

  • Plenty Coups Nov 2, 7:14 p.m.

    "...Moreover, no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate."

    ...but my alternate reality news source told me differently!

  • mep Nov 2, 6:20 p.m.

    Clinton went on national television and lied to everyone in America. Lying in Raleigh will be easy.

  • CarolinianByChoice Nov 2, 6:02 p.m.

    I think it is funny that while people are bashing former President Clinton for being himself and for campaigning for President Obama that no one addresses the hundred pound elephant in the room:

    Why aren’t the former President Bushes out there campaigning for Mitt Romney? Because the Republican party would have a collective stroke if the American Public was reminded that Mitt Romney belongs to the party of the Administration that left us with this mess to start with!

  • gopack10 Nov 2, 6:00 p.m.

    Putting "Millionaires over Medicare", get the facts straight and stop with the brainwashed misconception that the Obama admin. has tried to drill in everyone. THINK FOR YOURSELF!

  • CarolinianByChoice Nov 2, 5:56 p.m.

    "How could we possibly become so "dumbed down" that we'd believe anything he,or the person he's campaigning for, says? Unbelievable!!"- zoedentist

    Zoedentist, you could go one better than that and ask how such a large sector of the American Public has become so dumbed down that they believe ANY of the garbage being propagated by SuperPACs, Special Interest Groups, Political Parties, Candidates and Conservative/Liberal Media outlets.

    It is downright scary that people are gobbling up all the misleading, cherry-picked information like it is the “truth” without bothering to do any research to find out the whole story and form their own, informed opinions.

  • corey3rd Nov 2, 5:48 p.m.

    We haven't had a balanced budget since Bill Clinton stopped getting a little action in the White House. Say what you will - but when a president gets action, it's good for Americans.

  • corgimom06 Nov 2, 5:30 p.m.

    devilpride2012: what about benghazi? The facts will come out. This has nothing to do with the election. We as voters did not hold that against GWB. What is the point??????

    Yeah and we apreciate you not holding it against him.....whatever that may be.....We are talking about not doing anything to save these 4 american...I would be teed off with any president who did that.

    devilpride2012

    Then you have no reason to be upset with the POTUS. But tell me, did you approve of W lying to get us into a war that got thousands of our soldiers killed or wounded?

    "The CIA statement read:

    We can say with confidence that the Agency reacted quickly to aid our colleagues during that terrible evening in Benghazi. Moreover, no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate."

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