Looking ahead to March primaries, Clinton plants a flag in Tennessee

21 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hillary Clinton To Speak At Fisk University.

NASHVILLE – Looking to shore up support from Democratic primary voters — and looking ahead to the states with March primaries – Hillary Clinton campaigned for the first time in this election in Tennessee on Friday. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton told a Memphis crowd Friday, Nov. 20, that she intends to win Tennessee not only in the March 1 Democratic presidential primary but also in the November 2016 general election.

At the Memphis stop, Clinton vowed to “defend” the Affordable Care Act and proposed a $5,000 federal tax credit for those with extensive health care costs. “I am going to try and convince more governors like your governor here in Tennessee to expand Medicaid”, she told the crowds both in Memphis and at Fisk in Nashville. Clinton took time out of her busy schedule to meet with them personally”, Moore said. “A lot of the civil rights, gay rights and voting rights are under attack by our Republican friends”, Clinton said.

She’s not ready to lead. “In light of the recent attacks in Paris, I would ask her what her stance is on the refugee crisis going on and if she would implement higher security anywhere in the US and her strategies to combat ISIS”, said freshman Fisk University student Denise Buliga. The presidential candidate said she wants to defeat the jihadist extremist group on the ground, in the air and online – stressing the importance of ISIS’s online presence. Thirteen trillion dollars in family wealth was wiped out.” “And so in comes a new president facing this crisis, the worst since the Great Depression, and I don’t think President Obama gets the credit he deserves for pulling us out of that big ditch,” she added. She mentioned that even those on the no-fly list are allowed to purchase guns. “Can we get someone to help?” she asked repeatedly, later adding once the situation cleared up, “I thought maybe it was the Republicans’ ideas who done it”. They were, respectively, the fifth and sixth historically black schools Clinton has visited on the 2016 campaign trail thus far. “Part of why we are great — already, Mr.

LeMoyne-Owen was one of two campaign stops Clinton made in Tennessee; later in the day, she traveled to Nashville for a rally at Fisk University, another historically black college. Trump — is because we have the most unusual ability to bring people here and turn them into Americans.” While the crowds pale in comparison to some of the larger audiences her top rival Bernie Sanders has seen in liberal enclaves across the country, he’s been focusing on smaller events lately as the candidates eye the primaries and caucuses in March. The former secretary of state then tore into the Republicans. “It is connected with a violent, fanatic fringe of jihadists and their perversions of religion”, she said. Later Friday evening, Clinton attended a private fundraiser at the Forest Hills home of Bill Freeman, who was named as a member of Clinton’s Tennessee leadership team in October.

Clinton also focused on new proposals that she will unveil this weekend, which add to her existing plans to raise middle-class incomes with tax cuts focused on health-care costs. Her campaign has decried that the senator would raise taxes on all Americans – including the working- and middle-classes – to pay for a single-payer plan. (His campaign says health savings would easily outweigh added tax costs). Without mentioning Sanders’ name in Memphis, Clinton reiterated her opposition to raising taxes on those who make less than $250,000, but went further. Friday, Clinton noted that neighboring states Alabama and Kentucky had expanded Medicaid, which expands access to health care to more low-income people. “I don’t want to rub it in or anything, but Arkansas expanded Medicaid, right?” Clinton said. “Hundreds of thousands of folks just across the river are getting health care now who didn’t get it before.” While Iowa and New Hampshire earn the most attention from their spot at the beginning of primary season in early February, they hold fewer than a combined 100 delegates.

Her emphasis on historically black colleges is a nod to her strength especially among African-Americans, who made up more than 30% of the Democratic electorate in 2008.

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