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Bill Clinton Campaigns In Columbus For Hillary Clinton

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Former president Bill Clinton campaigned in Columbus Wednesday seeking to bolster the political aspirations of his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“Hillary is the only person you can vote for in either party who has spent 40 years-plus taking aggressive action to change other peoples’ lives for the better,” Bill Clinton said.

He said Hillary Clinton plans to help reshape facets of the American educational system.

“She wants the education department to get back to supporting quality teaching and quality principals and she believes that is the best way to improve student performance.  Second thing is, she wants every student to be able to go to college – community college, an advanced training program, and emerge from it debt-free,” he said.

The former president also lauded Hillary Clinton’s bipartisanship prowess in the wake of 9/11 when she was Senator from New York.

“She got President Bush to give $20 billion to New York so that we could begin again.  And I don’t mean the buildings, I mean the people.  She worked with John McCain, Lindsey Graham, all these Republican guys, to make sure that our veterans deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq had protective gear.  And when they came home if they had traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress syndrome they were properly cared for,” Bill Clinton said.

The former president said Hillary Clinton, as U.S. Secretary of State, was able to broker a deal with Moscow that makes the world a safer place.

“She made a deal with Putin’s Russia to reduce the risk of nuclear war by accident or intent, a good deal in a troubled world, wouldn’t you agree?  It required 67 votes in the Senate to pass – that’s a lot of Republicans.  She got ‘em,” he said.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday indicated Hillary Clinton was favored by 52 percent of those surveyed, to 43 percent for Bernie Sanders and 5 percent undecided,  The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percent.