On Thursday, Bill Clinton returned to Kentucky where he campaigned on behalf of his wife Hillary. During his first appearance in Owenboro, Bill spoke about his wife’s experience and her dedication to helping people better themselves. He spoke about a number of Hillary’s platform points including health care, income inequality, and her plans to continue building the economy. Speaking at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Bill focused section of his speech on Kentucky specific policies, including the state’s coal economy. He said, “We’ve got to prove that every place in America can get its fair share of clean energy jobs. You say ‘Well, we’re a coal state.’ Yes, and we will continue to run coal for some years to come but that shouldn’t exclude other things.”
In Frankfort, Bill spoke with a crowd of supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel. He spoke about the need for the continued need for job growth in the state and country, and he outlined Hillary’s plan to create new jobs with a number of his plans, including one to repair the country’s crumbling infrastructure. At both events, he referenced Hillary’s experience as a change maker saying, “She’s the best change maker I’ve ever known. She’s the best at this I’ve ever known. There are 35,000 potential votes in this primary and the fight for this area. So I want you to vote for her.” He then asked for voters’ support during Tuesday’s primary.
Bill’s final event of the day was held tonight in Prestonsburg. His speech focused on coal and what Hillary plans to do for communities that rely heavily on coal for jobs. He outlined her plan to bring new jobs and industry to the region as the United States begins to rely less and less on coal energy. Bill was greeted by some protesters and a few were vocal during his speech, but she said that he didn’t “care if you boo or cheer. I’m glad you’re here.” The coal industry in Kentucky is in decline and he assured voters that Hillary has a plan so they are not left behind. Videos from today’s events will be added when/if available.
Meanwhile, two fundraisers were held today on behalf of Hillary for America. The first was in West Hollywood, California and featured a conversation with campaign manager Robby Mook. The second event was in Washington, DC and was hosted by Sherry and John Goodman. The event featured a conversation with Michèle Flournoy, Former Under Secretary of Defense; Laura Rosenberger, Foreign Policy Advisor for Hillary for America; and Capricia Penavic Marshall, Former US Chief of Protocol.