Former President Makes Campaign Stop In Jonesboro

November 03, 2006 -- Posted at 4:00 p.m. CST

JONESBORO -- On a crisp fall morning in Jonesboro nearly 2000 people stood anxiously awaiting the opportunity to catch a glimpse, or shake the hand of Arkansas' native son, and former President Bill Clinton.

Virginia Sturgeon, of Jonesboro, was in the crowd.

"I'm really excited.   I love Clinton, he is my president," said Sturgeon.

Judy Cozart was also in the crowd of 2000.

"Bygolly you know what, when the presidential elections come around it's a shame he can't run again," said Cozart.

As election day draws near, Clinton was stumping for  Democratic candidates including Mike Beebe, Dustin Mc Daniel, and Marion Berry.

Clinton's glowing words about the candidates resonated with the crowd.

Gussi Causey has seen Clinton speak several times before.

"I thought it was fantastic.   We are so ready to pull together and turn this country around....I thought it was wonderful," said Causey.

"It's just so exciting to have all of these people who think alike in one group. It's exciting," said Virginia Sturgeon.

This was the first opportunity for Virginia Sturgeon to see President Clinton, but she also used it as a bit of a history lesson for her 9 year old daughter, Anna.

"She may never get to see President Clinton again, may never have this opportunity, and I wanted her to have that.   I want her to be involved when she grows up, and the best way to do that is get her involved when she is little," said Sturgeon.

Democratic candidates are hopeful this campaign stop by Clinton gives their party an added spark as they continue hot down the campaign trail.