Sunday, April 19, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Clinton pushes Obama, Garamendi at UC Davis

Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton, making his fourth visit to Davis, exhorts the youthful crowd to vote Democratic on Nov. 6, telling them, "It's your future. … It's your life." (Sue Cockrell/McNaughton newspapers)

By
From page A1 | October 10, 2012 |

DAVIS — The man who was serving as president when many of them were born exhorted UC Davis students on Tuesday to throw their support behind the Democratic ticket in the upcoming election, telling them, “It’s your future. . . . It’s your life.”

“We have to do the smart thing,” former President Bill Clinton told the throng of thousands gathered on the UC Davis Quad on Tuesday morning. “We have to do it together, and it all starts with you.”

Clinton was in town to campaign for four Democratic congressional candidates, including Rep. John Garamendi, D-Fairfield, who is running against Kim Vann, R-Arbuckle, in the 3rd Congressional District that includes much of Solano County.

The others for whom Clinton offered support were Jerry McNerney of Stockton’s 9th District, as well as two men challenging Republican incumbents: Ami Bera of Elk Grove, who is running against Rep. Dan Lungren in the 7th District, and Jose Hernandez of Stockton, who seeks freshman Rep. Jeff Denham’s seat in the 10th District.

All four candidates are in competitive races in redrawn districts. And all four benefited from the former president’s drawing power Tuesday, with likely the largest political rally of their careers thus far.

The event, organized by the Davis College Democrats, didn’t start until close to 11 a.m., but a huge crowd was on hand much earlier. UC Davis spokeswoman Claudia Morain estimated the crowd eventually grew to between 8,000 and 10,000 people. In addition to the many students packing the Quad, there were numerous fans both younger and older who had come to see Clinton.

Davis resident Bee Honeycutt, 70, took her grandchildren out of school for the morning so they could see and hear a former president in person.

As a young girl, Honeycutt said, her parents took her to see Lyndon B. Johnson on a whistlestop tour before he was even governor of Texas.

“My dad would hold me on his shoulders so I could see,” she recalled.

Later, she would see the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speak in person, as well as Presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

And on Tuesday, she arrived early on the Quad with her grandchildren – 8-year-old James King and his sister, 6-year-old Lena – to secure a good vantage spot. James and Lena missed class Tuesday, but their grandmother said she thought it was an excellent excuse.

“I thought it would be a good field trip,” she said.

Clinton didn’t disappoint the crowd, drawing cheers especially when he took on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But he focused in particular on college students and what, he said, is at stake for them in this election.

President Barack Obama, said Clinton, fought to increase the number of Pell Grants available to college students as well as to hold down interest rates on student loans and ensure that loan repayments would be determined by recent graduates’ new salaries, “and not the other way around.”

“What does (Romney) want to do?” Clinton asked. “Repeal that.

“(But) making it possible for you to repay your loans means more of you will do it,” he said. “We need you to finish, to get your degrees and go out and find a job.

“This is a huge deal,” he said. “This one thing can change the future of America.”

Clinton also echoed student speakers at the rally in plugging Proposition 30 – the ballot measure that would raise California’s sales tax by a .25 percent, as well as income taxes on the wealthiest Californians. Should the measure fail in November, cuts to education – including the University of California system – would immediately follow, speakers noted.

In endorsing Garamendi for the new 3rd Congressional District, Clinton noted that Garamendi had served as deputy secretary of the interior in his own administration, “where he protected the environment.”

He added that as a longtime rancher, Garamendi understands that when things go wrong – whether it’s a drought, a natural disaster or anything else – the phrase, ” ‘We’re all in this together,’ works better than ‘You’re on your own.’ ”

On Tuesday, Vann’s campaign manager, Alee Lockman, said, “This election is about the future of our country, not the good old days.”

“We need new ideas and real solutions, not more of Garamendi’s failed economic agenda and debt-increasing policies,” Lockman said. “It’s time for a new direction.”

Reach Anne Ternus-Bellamy at [email protected] or 530-747-8051. Follow her on Twitter at @ATernusBellamy.

Anne Ternus-Bellamy

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 19 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • G-ManOctober 10, 2012 - 2:40 am

    Yes it is your future.yes it is your life..and if you want to listen to an impeached dis-barred from the practice of law for life ex-cheeseburger of president..by all means vote for the Candy Man who has a little something in his bag for everyone in exchange for a vote

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • DJKOctober 10, 2012 - 7:16 am

    actually Bill Clinton was never disbarred from the practce of law. You should'nt resort to lies to make your case as it just makes all your statements suspect. Richard Nixon (R) has been the only US President disbarred from the practice of law (due to Watergate scandal 1973 NY).

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • DJKOctober 10, 2012 - 7:18 am

    edit. Nixon disbarred in 1976.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • LoveMyCommunityOctober 10, 2012 - 8:18 am

    DJK, it's always a pleasure reading your posts. I was at the rally yesterday - enjoyed hearing our former President speak as much as I did when he was president. IMO, he was the best president we've had in my lifetime, and no one has 'dazzled' me since he was in office. I'd love to have his sharp intellect and vision for just one day.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • DJKOctober 10, 2012 - 9:56 am

    Thanks for the kind words. I'll be the first to admit I'm partisan to the center-left but I always try to state my information with a basis in fact and tend not to manipulate words and take statements out of context. Many who post on DR tend to spew the daily talking points and if they were to spend 2 minutes doing a google search they can form their own informed opinion and debate others on the merit of their opinion. When all one does is parrot others with a biased agenda and cannot comprehend or defend what they are actually stating that just makes for an ill-informed and uneducated voter. Sad really...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • LoveMyCommunityOctober 10, 2012 - 4:31 pm

    A college teacher of mine - I will never forget, told me to never make a statement/comment unless I could back it up with fact. I've never forgotten that. It's saved me from looking "Ill-informed and uneducated" as well as closed minded. :) There's no point in discussing things with these types - they're right, we're wrong. No matter what the facts are.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • G-ManOctober 10, 2012 - 9:49 pm

    Well Community Lover(aren't you afraid of STDs?)that lesson from your College teacher evidently had a shelf life and has expired because you certainly look uninformed and foolish now.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • LoveMyCommunityOctober 11, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    Oh G, is this what you do when you don't agree with someone? you post 8 times in an hour nothing but personal attacks? I wasn't even talking to you, yet you want to talk about me having STD's and refer to my pants? You might want to re-think the cheap whiskey and late-night internet and instead work on your social skills.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • G-ManOctober 10, 2012 - 10:19 pm

    Yeah..I'm all broken up over it.but I do agree gamooches like DJK shouldn't be allowed to vote.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Bah Bah BahOctober 10, 2012 - 6:26 pm

    Clinton was the biggest Con Man and the most corrupt President the media ever helped get elected....

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Joe PikeyOctober 10, 2012 - 7:10 pm

    Just more GOP/FOX "SHEEP" speak...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • G-ManOctober 10, 2012 - 9:43 pm

    And Pikey please let me know if you need help with any words over two syllables.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • G-ManOctober 10, 2012 - 10:30 pm

    Go figure...some people just love unconditionally...Clinton has always been a liar..he lied to his wife (not that she cares.. that woman has been cheated on more than a blind woman playing Scrabble with a band of Gypsies)...

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • G-ManOctober 10, 2012 - 10:41 pm

    Clinton also lied to Congress,a Grand Jury,Journalists,his cabinet,and most importantly the American people...Who can forget him shaking his finger at the camera saying"I didn't have sex with that woman"

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • G-ManOctober 10, 2012 - 10:52 pm

    It should also be noted as regards Bill Clinton...that after the lies he told his cabinet were exposed..not one cabinet member resigned...no one in the Clinton administration had the strength of character to say.."You lied to me..I can no longer serve you"...indicative of the moral decline in our country...ROMNEY RYAN 2012-2028

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • G-ManOctober 10, 2012 - 10:06 pm

    Well you little community lover..I'll give you a moment to catch your breath and change your pants....Clinton?..the best president in your lifetime?...What's the matter you didn't like Lincoln?....It's the beard huh?..you'd rather be dazzled than tickled..some community lover you are...So you'd love to have Clinton's intellect and vision for one day huh?...What would you do with it?...program your Ipod?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • G-ManOctober 10, 2012 - 9:40 pm

    Well right back at ya DJK...Clinton was disbared in Arkansas for 5 yrs..and dis-barred from the SCOTUS as well..I don't believe he contested the SCOTUS sanctions and if I'm correct those sanctions would then become permanent..ie:"Dis-bared for life"...I make mistakes but I don't knowingly lie... you've been on the left too long...get it right!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • John Mayall - I'm Your WitchdoctorOctober 10, 2012 - 9:52 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5PA5RJOCc4

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Cheap Thrills - Turtle BluesOctober 10, 2012 - 9:59 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky7ps-KWieg

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Recent Articles

  • Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • .

    Solano News

    Waiting game: Woman, toddler hope for kidney transplants

    By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: C1, 2 Comments | Gallery

     
    Tiny twins call Heather House their 1st home

    By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A1, 50 Comments | Gallery

    Solano ranks last in Bay Area for health

    By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A1, 2 Comments | Gallery

     
    SID to consider water rate hikes

    By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A1

     
     
    Healthier Living program begins mid-May

    By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A3

    Bachelor party turns into community event

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3, 3 Comments | Gallery

     
    Il Fiorello serves up chocolate desserts

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    City announces Browns Valley Road closures

    By Bill Hicks | From Page: A3

     
    When to throw in the towel on sickly plants

    By Karen Metz | From Page: C4

    Coping with seasonal allergies

    By Emerita Brigino-Buenaventura, M.d | From Page: C4

     
    Church hosts health, wellness fair

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Solano superhero back in school

    By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

     
    Home, garden show offers something for everyone

    By Bill Hicks | From Page: A6 | Gallery

    Weather for Sunday, April 19, 2015

    By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B6

     
    Fairfield hotel gets major renovation

    By Kevin W. Green | From Page: B7 | Gallery

     
    Teen victim of Dixon shooting dies

    By Bill Hicks | From Page: A7, 6 Comments

    Land use, design, project synergy key to growth

    By Brian Miller and Karl Dumas | From Page: B7

     
    Vanden robotics team ready to compete in world championships

    By Bill Hicks | From Page: A7 | Gallery

    2 nations at center of market drop

    By Bud Stevenson | From Page: B7

     
    Fairfield police log: April 17, 2015

    By Glen Faison | From Page: A9

    Suisun City police log: April 17, 2015

    By Glen Faison | From Page: A9

     
    Commissary-Exchange pairing gains steam

    By Nick DeCicco | From Page: B10

    Airmen with county ties complete training

    By Nick DeCicco | From Page: B10

     
    .

    US / World

    Time plus distance help some Oklahoma City victims move on

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

     
    San Francisco marks anniversary of 1906 earthquake

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

     
    Scarlett O’Hara outfit fetches $137,000 at auction

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

    Turin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

     
    French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A11

     
    Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

    .

    Opinion

    Justice not served

    By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8, 25 Comments

     
    Clinton should spruce up a bit

    By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8, 31 Comments

     
     
    Sound off for April 19, 2015

    By Daily Republic | From Page: A8, 2 Comments

    Talk about corruption

    By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8, 11 Comments

     
    .

    Living

    Community Calendar: April 19, 2015

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

     
    Today in history: Sunday, April 19, 2015

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

    By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

    Horoscopes: April 19, 2015

    By Holiday Mathis | From Page: C4

     
    Wife needs to decide if she can tolerate husband’s binge drinking

    By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: C4

    .

    Entertainment

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

     
    Anna Kendrick has book of essays coming out in 2016

    By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

    Phil Klay, Leslie Jamison among PEN award nominees

    By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

     
    .

    Sports

    Crawford, Heston lead Giants to win

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

     
    Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Reddick’s 3-run homer sends A’s to 5-0 victory over Royals

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

     
    Cal defense shines for a change at scripted spring game

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

     
    Free agent center Wisniewski signs 1-year deal with Jaguars

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

    Pete Rose hired by Fox as special guest studio analyst

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

     
    Marcotte, Ryan win US cycling Criterium championships

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

    Independent league experiments with 3-ball walks

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

     
    Merritt maintains edge through 3 rounds at RBC Heritage

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Jones throws 2 TDs, wins challenge at Ohio State spring game

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    Serena Williams gets a rare test from Giorgi but holds on

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

    Tom Watson: Next Masters might be his last

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

     
    Harden has 24 points, Rockets beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

    Pierce leads Wizards past Raptors in OT in Game 1

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    As Spurs know, international players can impact NBA playoffs

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

    Rose scores 23, Bulls beat Bucks 103-91

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    Hometown report: Little League baseball

    By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B4

    Hometown report: Youth track

    By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B4

     
    Kenseth content in car and not contemplating retirement

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

    Logano leads flag-to-flag to win Xfinity race at Bristol

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

     
    This date in sports history for April 19

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

     
    .

    Business

    Using a prepaid card? Avoid getting socked with fees

    By The Washington Post | From Page: B7

     
    Recalls this week: blowers, bike hooks, mattresses, toys

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

    This year’s fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

     
    IMS: US prescription drug spending jumped 13 percent in 2014

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

    Fast-growing Asian aviation confronts safety challenges

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B9 | Gallery

     
     
    .

    Obituaries

    Carole Anspach

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

     
    Robert Larkin

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

    Barbara Medders

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

     
    Carrol “Carl” Gordon Parker

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

    John Thompson

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

     
    Allen Ellsworth Dolby Sr.

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

    Sterling Jenkins

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A5

     
    .

    Comics