Bill Clinton campaigns in NH for President Obama

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October 3, 2012, 5:16 pm
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(NECN: Greg Wayland, Durham, NH) - While the candidates are getting ready to square off in Colorado, a former president is stumping for President Obama in New England.

Bill Clinton is campaigning in New Hampshire Wednesday ahead of the first presidential debate.

The audience could not have been more sympathetic at the University of New Hampshire. Some 1,700 people crowded into the gymnasium to hear Bill Clinton. He made them cheer many times, and he made them laugh, always at the Republicans and Mitt Romney’s expense.

He was wildly embraced by the UNH student audience whom former President Bill Clinton put firmly among the 47-percent allegedly written off by Mitt Romney.

It seemed unlikely that anyone young or old in this audience was undecided, but we did manage to find one person.

Republicans sent their own surrogate, state senator Jeb Bradley. He said Republicans stand for a balanced budget, limited government and low taxation.

But New Hampshire, a state that was always, for the most part, firmly in the Republican column, is now in this election very much in play.

Tags: Greg Wayland, Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, University of New Hampshire, voters, state senator jeb bradley
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