Bill Clinton Visit to Meridian Rescheduled

Former President Bill Clinton was to have appeared Friday at Meridian Community College, on behalf of his wife and Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Hillary Clinton.

But the senator's campaign office said Thursday that some emergencies have changed President Clinton's schedule, so the Meridian appearance was bumped to Saturday. His appearance in Hattiesburg was apparently canceled.

The former president is set to campaign Friday in north Mississippi. Bill Clinton will attend a 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. fish fry at the Tupelo Furniture Mart.

Sen. Hillary Clinton is scheduled to speak Thursday night at a Mississippi Democratic Party dinner in Canton and appear in Hattiesburg Friday.

The Jefferson Jackson Hamer Day Dinner is at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Multipurpose & Equine Center.

The Barack Obama campaign announced Thursday that the co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, will attend the dinner and speak on behalf of the Obama campaign.

Sen. Clinton's campaign says she will also appear at a breakfast and town hall meeting from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at a train depot in downtown Hattiesburg.

Mississippi is the only state with presidential primaries next Tuesday.

A campaign staff member for Clinton's Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama, said Obama plans to campaign in Mississippi Monday, before the primary Tuesday. He will make campaign stops in Columbus and Jackson. Obama last visited the state in June 2007.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Mar 8, 2008 at 06:54 PM
    No offense to President Clinton, but it should be pointed out that the "good times" of his presidency were built on a house of cards. The Enrons and WorldComs, etc., were lying about their bottom lines. The "surplus" was due to taxes being raised. Let's not have selective memory, folks.
  • by James Location: Philadelphia on Mar 6, 2008 at 08:47 PM
    I'm truly excited that both Bill and Hillary Clinton will be visiting our state.Even while all the polls show she is far behind obama here in Mississippi she is still fighting for every vote.That is exactly the kind of person i want to be my president,as she will never stop fighting for the issues we as Democrats believe in.
  • by Ryan Location: Quitman on Mar 6, 2008 at 01:44 PM
    I'm so glad that Bill Clinton is no longer president. I got very tired of having a good economy and a budget surplus.
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