August 7, 2022

Bill Clinton attends funeral of Jimmie Lou Fisher, close ally of Clinton during his time as governor of Arkansas

Former President Bill Clinton clawed his way to the top in Arkansas. Now he’s mourning one close confidant who helped him during that time.

Clinton traveled to Paragould, Arkansas, to attend the funeral of longtime friend Jimmie Lou Fisher, Fox News reported. Fisher served as the state treasurer for Arkansas for nearly two decades.

Fisher died Monday at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas. Authorities did not release a cause of death for the 80-year-old former politician.

In 1979, Clinton, who was governor at the time, appointed Fisher as state auditor. She would go on to serve as Arkansas’ state treasurer from 1981 to 2002.

The former politician and staunch Democrat ran for Arkansas governor in 2002. She lost to Republican Mike Huckabee, though Fisher received a respectable 47% overall.

According to CNN at the time, Fisher was behind by double digits but made significant progress closer to Election Day by hammering Huckabee on his decision to grant clemency to a rapist and murderer. (It’s difficult to imagine today’s Democratic Party taking such a stance.)

Still, Huckabee spoke fondly of his former opponent Tuesday. “She loved politics and was a faithful and fierce warrior for her party throughout her adult life,” he said.

Clinton would also speak high praise for Fisher. “I will always remember that early October morning in 1991, when Jimmie Lou introduced me as I kicked off my presidential campaign on the steps of the Old State House,” Clinton said in a statement Tuesday.

“As always, she was enthusiastic, caring and kind, saying just the words we all needed to hear. She loved Arkansas, and Arkansas loved her back. And she did a fine job as state treasurer,” Clinton added.

Fisher’s family and friends will no doubt grieve for her. However, the passing of another traditional Democrat further cements the party’s march toward radicalism.

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“Just 28% either strongly or somewhat approve of his handling of inflation, while 32% approve of his handling of the economy overall,” it added.
Among the Democrats affiliated with the non-profit are Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

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