Clinton Asks For Justice Dept. Probe In High Gas Prices

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

For the second time in a week Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to Eastern Carolina.

The senator was introduced this morning in Kinston by Governor Mike Easley, who earlier this week endorsed her in next week's North Carolina primary.

Clinton told several hundred people gathered outside a John Deere dealership in Kinston that there needs to be a federal investigation into the record high gasoline prices.

The New York senator says speculators are manipulating the price of gas and the Justice Department should investigate.

Clinton also says the oil companies should pay the gas tax this summer as they again post record profits.

After Kinston, the New York senator will attend events in Hendersonville and Greensboro before addressing the North Carolina Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson dinner and attending a "Get Out the Vote" event in Raleigh.

Clinton still trails Barack Obama in polls for Tuesday's primary. But one recent statewide poll showed her gaining on the Illinois senator.

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  • by Bob D Location: NC on May 2, 2008 at 04:23 PM
    I wonder which one of these canidates will help interduce the ANTICHRIST. It's not going to get any better no matter what happens.
  • by Gerry Location: Greenville on May 2, 2008 at 03:48 PM
    Some of the people posting comments must be for other canidates and are trying to sway your vote from Hillary. I was there this morning and was very impressed. She is a very powerfull brilliant woman and will make a great leader. Seeing her in person sealed the deal for me. Go Hillary!
  • by Mary Location: Ocracoke on May 2, 2008 at 01:11 PM
    There is no quick fix in government. Hillary has had 8 years to watch the destruction of our country by the Bush regime. Her hands are tied in the Senate with all of the red tape. North Carolinians...wake up...she is the best woman for the job and knows the back roads of Washington like you know the back roads of your town. With power she will help us all and look at things from a womans point of view. We run the homes and hold most families together..she can do the same for our country. Step out of the past all of you complainers and be here now! She needs your vote. Thanks.
  • by Jane Location: Kinston on May 2, 2008 at 12:19 PM
    Hillary is most impressive and has the best solutions at this time for the problems facing this great country. This country is in terrible shape and if anyone thinks the answer is to elect another republican to continue the war that has far outlasted World War II and to continue to run up our budget and continue to borrow money from the likes of China has a problem with reality. Go Hillary and God Bless America!!!!!
  • by Humor Location: Kinston on May 2, 2008 at 11:47 AM
    To quote the all knowing Dennis Miller, Hillary has been cheated on more than a blind man playing scrabble with a band of Gypsies. She gives a good speach but so did the snake in the garden of eden.
  • by Jerry Location: kinston on May 2, 2008 at 10:17 AM
    vote, vote , all this started with someone ,somebody Note voting. Only if the American people haven't voted for a oil man Bush!Now she's wants NC votes! undecided voter , she turns me away with her quick fix to everything.Years has passed .What can Clintons do different NOW!NOT IMPRESSED from this morning.
  • by Courtney Location: Jacksonville on May 2, 2008 at 10:03 AM
    She has asked for an investigation into gas prices, but in the mean time, she is giving consumers a break by making the oil companies pay for their price gouging. What's wrong with a little relief for the summer? Quick fix now? maybe, but it's not like she doesn't want an investigation either.
  • by BongoLady Location: LaGrange on May 2, 2008 at 09:40 AM
    Hillary was a little late because she visited the Research Center prior to coming to Harvey's. What a great speech! She made it very clear her plans for the current problems and made it very easy for everyone to understand. She looked great in Carolina Blue! GOOOOOO HILLARY!!!
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: Greenville, NC on May 2, 2008 at 09:36 AM
    I call BS! Just another Clinton example of pandering to folks. She will do nothing and the Justice Dept. will likewise do nothing. It's just politics as usual. The ultimate question: how do we fool the American people today?
  • by Glenda Location: New Bern on May 2, 2008 at 09:26 AM
    I will not vote for anyone who approves of shedding innocent blood from the womb. I voted for President Bush, and will vote for a Republican again. I have not missed one meal nor lacked anything.
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