Posted by: Singh Is King | Thursday, December 6, 2007

Clintons cancel Bakersfield fundraiser organized by Sikh Americans

Hillary Clinton has canceled a fundraiser appearance in Bakersfield, her campaign headquarters has confirmed.

Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, were scheduled to attend a $1,000 per plate breakfast Sunday.

The event was to be hosted by the Sikh American Community.

An ad for event touted the breakfast and a meet-and-greet in which Democratic supporters would be able to pose for pictures.

A spokesman for Clinton’s campaign office in Los Angeles said the former first lady would not be in Bakersfield.A second local source has confirmed this.

Clinton is leading Democratic rivals in national surveys, but polls indicate the race has tightened in Iowa. Even if she were to suffer an early loss in Iowa, Clinton says she “can survive setbacks.” She says she sees them as part of the natural ebb and flow of life and politics.

The New York Times reported on Monday aides to Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton planted questions at two Iowa campaign events.

According to the report, aides to Clinton suggested specific questions to audience members.

An Iowa College student told her campus newspaper a Clinton aide asked her to pose a global warming question at a forum last week in Newton, Iowa.

Last spring, an Iowa Democrat said a Clinton aide asked him to pose a question on Iraq policy during a question and answer event.

Sen. Clinton told the paper she was unaware of the tactic and did not approve of it.


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