Hillary Clinton appeared at a 2008 presidential campaign rally in Orlando to support Barack Obama after he clinched the Democratic nomination. Advisers say that Obama, who sees a Democratic successor as critical to his legacy, is impatient to begin campaigning for Clinton.
"I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office," he said in a video released by the Clinton campaign.
Like Obama's nomination eight years ago, Clinton's is historic. In a victory speech Tuesday, Clinton acknowledges her milestone in the fight for women’s equality.
“Tonight’s victory is not about one person,” Clinton said.”It belongs to generation of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible.”
Clinton’s campaign announced Thursday that she and Obama planned to campaign together in Green Bay on Wednesday. It is their first scheduled joint appearance since Obama endorsed Clinton for President. Obama made the announcement Thursday in a video message.
Clinton says in the email that she and the president will “discuss building on the progress we’ve made and their vision for an American that is stronger together.”
Green Bay speaks to the important both of Wisconsin as a state in the general election and winning that area. Both of the state Republican and Democratic parties held their state conventions in Green Bay this spring.
Clinton has also been endorsed by key Democratic leaders.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has congratulated Clinton on becoming the presumed Democratic presidential nominee.
That's the word Thursday from the Democrat's office. Reid had endorsed Clinton several weeks ago. The senator was meeting with Clinton's rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, on Thursday as Democrats press for unity after a hard-fought primary campaign.
Party leaders recognize that the process won't be easy. The top Democrat in the House, Nancy Pelosi, acknowledged that on Thursday.
"People have their hopes and dreams, their aspirations riding on a candidate. And sometimes it's really harder for the supporters to come to reconciliation than it is the candidate," Pelosi told reporters. "Bernie Sanders knows what's at stake in this election, what's on the line. I have no doubt that he'll be very constructive as we go forward."