Road To The White House Rolls Through Kentucky

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

The road to the White House rolls through Kentucky.

Democratic front-runner Barack Obama chose to campaign in Oregon, but his wife made several stops in the state.

Both Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton spent the day here and one stop for Senator Clinton was in the mountains.

Senator Clinton told about five hundred supporters in Prestonsburg that her campaign isn't going to end anytime soon and that she's going to keep fighting for the democratic presidential nomination.

It's been a close race for months between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and now one candidate says she believes Kentucky could play a role in securing the democratic nomination.

“Now I can't do any of this without your help and I'm here to ask for your support tomorrow because I believe that Kentucky has a real capacity to determine who the president's going to be,” Senator Clinton said.

During her stop in Prestonsburg, Clinton spoke about a number of issues from better healthcare, to clean coal technology and her support of a gas tax holiday.

Former President Bill Clinton also spent time in Kentucky campaigning for his wife.

Both say the White House is ready for a change.

Some of Senator Obama's supporters spent the day calling registered democrats asking them to "Barack the vote" on Tuesday. Two volunteers in Pikeville attended Obama's rally in Louisville recently and say he will also help Kentuckians.

Barack Obama's wife was in Kentucky supporting his campaign, and though the Senator himself did not spend time in the commonwealth the day before the primary, supporters believe he will do well in our state.

Senator Clinton joined former President Bill Clinton at rallies in Lexington and Louisville.

They will also be in Louisville Tuesday night along with daughter Chelsea.

Hillary Clinton maintains she leads in the popular vote if you factor in Michigan and Florida.

However, since her big victory in West Virginia last week she's only picked up just four super delegates.

Obama has picked up 19 and his campaign is privately thinking about a possible running mate.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Pike County on May 20, 2008 at 07:05 AM
    Please everyone get out there and VOTE!
  • by james Location: lost creek on May 20, 2008 at 06:24 AM
    Hillary, we support you in Kentucky today and we know you will support the nation in November to rid us of the McBush factor and republican syndrome that has deminished the quality of our great country.thanks
  • by Wesley Location: Pike Co on May 19, 2008 at 10:17 PM
    Lets go Hillary.. win this thing and youll have a republican vote in November!!!


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