Former President Bill Clinton, left, and his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, greet supporters after Hillary Clinton’s reelection as they leave the stage after speaking at a Democratic party victory celebration in New York in this Nov. 7, 2006 file photo. While Clinton tops every national poll of likely 2008 Democratic presidential contenders, the New York senator is dogged by questions of ‘electability’ – political code for whether she can win enough swing states to prevail in a general election.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has begun calling political operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire to discuss her prospects in the 2008 presidential field, her first outreach to operatives in key states with early contests.
The New York Democrat began making calls to New Hampshire activists over the weekend and Iowa Democrats on Monday.
Clinton spoke to New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch last week, Democratic officials told The Associated Press.
Bonnie Campbell, a former Iowa attorney general who served in the Justice Department under President Bill Clinton, said she spoke to Clinton twice on Monday. Campbell’s husband, Edward Campbell, is a former chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party.
“It was highly exploratory about ’08,” Campbell told The Associated Press. “She knows a lot about Iowa. I have already told her I would support her. We’ve known her for a very long time.”
But, will she be able to beat the formidable number of Democrat candidates? Hillary certainly has NOT scared anyone out of this race, except perhaps Virginia’s Mark Warner.
You can bet that Slick will be out there SOON campaigning for her.
With her husband former President Bill Clinton at her side, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, laughs after she addressed supporters at a Democratic victory celebration in New York.
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