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Clinton Stumping for Dems at UC Davis

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

More than 5,000 people turned out for the event . Four Democratic congressional candidates spoke, but the star of the show was the former President, "We need a world with more partners and fewere enemies."

Clinton touted each congressional candidate, but spent about half of his time trying to recreate the presidential debate, with himself against Mitt Romney, "The people that ask questions at debates were called moderators and they were supposed to, like, ring a bell or somepin' when somebody said something that wasn't so.  And, the bell never rang, so we're going to ring the bell today."    

Two of the California races -Republican Ricky Gill against incumbent Jerry McNerney and incumbent Dan Lungren challenged by Democrat Ami Bera- could be among the tightest in the nation. 

Mark Standriff with the California Republican Party says Clinton's stop here is a good sign for Republicans, "Bill Clinton's got to come to the rescue and try to explain how everything works.  But, the problem is, Bill Clinton, for all the success he may have had as president, also had a Republican Congress."

Sacramento State Associate Professor of Government Kim Nalder says Democrats do need Clinton to energize voters, "Clearly the Obama camp is in danger at this moment after the debate performance that has been considered to be a loser for his camp, and so, President Clinton has been mobilized as one of the best spokespeople for what the Democratic party believes in."

After his speech, Clinton left for Las Vegas to campaign on behalf of the president. 

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