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Bill Clinton Visits Ruined Gulf Areas

October 06, 2005|From Associated Press

GULFPORT, Miss. — Former President Clinton walked ruined streets in Mississippi and Alabama on Wednesday, promising that the money he and former President Bush are raising privately for Hurricane Katrina relief will go where it's most needed.

"A hundred million dollars is a lot of money, but spread out over all this damage it is not," Clinton said of the total so far.

"There's no politics in this. There's no Republicans or Democrats," he said. "We're all Americans."

Clinton met with Gov. Haley Barbour and Gulfport leaders after shaking hands and signing autographs at a subdivision that suffered extensive flood damage.

Later, Clinton visited Alabama and met with residents and officials on the Bayou La Batre waterfront.

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