On Friday, Bill Clinton campaigned for Hillary Clinton in three states that hold their primaries in June. He began in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he spoke to a group of supporters. During his speech, Bill focused on Hillary’s plans to keep moving America forward and making the country work for everyone, not just those at the top. Criticizing a point made by Republican nominee Donald Trump, Bill said that as a country, we should be building bridges and partnerships, not building walls. He concluded by asking for voters’ support in the upcoming primary on June 7 saying, “South Dakota has been good to her and to our family. If you believe we can make a future and we can all ride up on the elevator together, she’s your candidate.” While in Sioux Falls, Bill also attended a fundraiser hosted by Hon. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, Brendan Johnson, Adam Weiland, Rick Weiland, and Stacy Weiland.
Bill then traveled to Fargo, North Dakota where he spoke about how he recalled visiting Grand Forks as president after a flood in 1997 and how the local, state, and federal government worked together to ensure the city recovered. He said, “Grand Forks – it’s a metaphor for how America ought to work.” Bill argued that Hillary has the same attitude about her proposals and that she is the best candidate for president because she has a long career of getting things done. He said that the 2016 election will have long reaching affects and that it is important to elect a “doer”. Bill also addressed a number of Hillary’s platform points including health care and ensuring students graduate college debt free.
Bill’s final event of the day was an organizing event in Billings, Montana. He told the crowd the crowd at the local middle school that Hillary had the experience requires to keep America growing and healthy. He focused on jobs and the economy as that is something many Americans are still concerned about. He said, “Look at America. We’re doing better than any other big economy in the world. We’re growing faster, and we’ve created 15 million jobs in the last five years. That’s the most since that last Democrat was president, whatever his name was.” He went on to day that there was still work to be done and Hillary was the person to continue that work. Videos from today’s events will be added when/if available.
Hillary, meanwhile, attended two fundraisers in Texas. The first was in Dallas an was held at the home of Lisa Blue. The second event was in Austin. The event was hosted by Mayor Steve Adler and Diane Land and included performances by Ben Kweller and Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison.