On Friday, Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Kentucky and Tennessee where she attended five separate events. She began in Louisville, Kentucky where she attended a private fundraiser at the 21c Museum Hotel. The owners served as the hosts of the fundraiser and those attending included Governor Steve Beshear, Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton also attended a fundraiser in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. The evening fundraiser in Nashville was hosted by Babs and Bill Freeman.
For her public events, Clinton began in Memphis where she spoke at LeMoyne-Owen College. She spoke about terrorism among other topics of her platform, but the primary topic of her speech was tax relief for middle-class families. Clinton opposes raising taxes on middle and lower incomes, and she has proposed an additional tax credit of up to $5,000 for families to help off set the rising costs of heath care. She vowed to improve the Affordable Care Act and lower prescription drug costs saying, “Somebody gets sick, somebody has an accident, you’ve got to be prepared, but too many families don’t have those resources.” A video of her speech is below.
In Nashville, Clinton spoke at Fisk University where she reiterated her health insurance tax credit. She also spoke about gun control, Planned Parenthood, marriage equality, voting rights, and ISIS. In wake of the recent terrorist attacks, Clinton spoke at length about ISIS saying, “I have seen what happens when evil and hatred is unleashed. I will spare no effort, but let’s be smart about it.” A video from Clinton’s speech is below.
Tomorrow, Clinton will be in South Carolina where she will attend a fundraiser and the Charleston County Democratic Party’s Blue Jamboree. For all the latest, follow our Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
UPDATE 11/21: Added video from Fisk University speech.
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