Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bill Clinton hits Central Florida with Sen. Obama

There was an article in this morning's Chicago Tribune (Oct. 30) about former President Bill Clinton appearing with Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) in Kissimmee, Fla., a town full of hotels just a few miles from Walt Disney World. The article mentioned that Clinton won Florida twice. I thought that was incorrect, and here is my email exchange with one of the article's authors.

Dear Reporters:

I just read your report about former President Clinton campaigning with Sen. Obama in Florida. I believe a review of state electoral victories would reveal Clinton won Florida in 1996, beating former Sen. Bob Dole, but not in 1992, losing to President George H.W. Bush. Your article said Clinton won Florida twice.

Great report otherwise.

--Ken SalkoverRE: Clinton won Fla. once
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:10:40 -0500

Thanks for your note. I erred in writing that story on deadline and failed to double-check. You are indeed right. And I have set in motion the internal process to publish a correction. Apologies for the mistake. And thanks for taking the time and attention to so thoughtfully read our work.

Mike Dorning.

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