On Sunday, Bill Clinton campaigned on behalf of Hillary Clinton in West Virginia. Some of Hillary’s comments about coal, a chief employment sector in the state, have been met with resistance. When Bill arrived in Logan for his first event, he was met by protestors in addition to supporters. He responded to the boos and protesters by explaining the detail of Hillary’s plan to help boost coal dependent communities, and he said, “I wanted to come here and tell you that I care about what you’re going through. I get it and I think that we can do something about it, that’s the most important thing.” Bill went on to say that Hillary cares about the Appalachian communities and it is her experience that will serve them well.
Bill’s second stop in the state was in the capital city of Charleston. He was met by an enthusiastic crowd and he focused on a wider variety of Hillary’s campaign platform points including health care, student loan debt, and the current drug epidemic. He said that Hillary has experience working with both sides of the aisle in Congress on a number of issues, and that the drug epidemic should be taken seriously by both parties. He said, “This could give us the chance to start working together as one America again because this [drug] problem is an equal opportunity killer. It’s killing Republicans and Democrats alike. We are close to having a real consensus in the Congress to do something about this together.” Videos from today’s events will be posted when/if available.
A Hillary for America fundraiser was held today in Artesia, California. Those attending the event held at the East West Ice Palace had an opportunity to ice skate with Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan.