Clinton, Warren Campaign in Cincinnati
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton brought her campaign back to Ohio today with a stop at Cincinnati's Union Terminal.
Some 26-hundred people packed the Museum Center rotunda to hear Hillary Clinton talk about her newly released economic plan. Maria Schade of Cincinnati especially likes Clinton's goal of making debt-free college available to everyone.
“I have two daughters, one who’s twelve and one who’s fifteen so, they’re heading in that direction. I was really excited about that,” She said. “I was also excited that she’s looking out for families.”
Clinton didn't come alone. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren joined her, fueling speculation she could be a vice presidential running mate. That's music to the ears of Lauren Jones.
“I would absolutely love it if the two of them could maybe run together,” she said. “You know, that would be two women on the ticket. That would just be way too much excitement for me.”
Clinton's economic agenda also includes investing 10 billion dollars in manufacturing and holding corporations more accountable.
Colleen Foegle of Amberly was excited to hear from Warren saying she might be able to sway some undecided moderates and Bernie Sanders supporters with her economic policies.
“I love Elizabeth Warren, cause she’s got the tenacity and she’s just great at speaking substantively and having a plan for what went wrong and how do we fix it, and then how do we build on what success we’ve had under the Obama administration.”
During her speech, Clinton tauted her newly announced first 100 days plan for the economy, pledging ten billion dollars to bolster manufacturing jobs. She's also calling for a $275 billion investment in infrastructure such as roads and bridges. The campaign says today's rally is Clinton's largest in Ohio since she clinched the nomination.
Dick Hohn of Montgomery, in suburban Cincinnati, was outside the Clinton event, demonstrating in support of the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump.
“I’m concerned about the job situation in the U.S., the loss of manufacturing and those types of issues, and I think that Trump is one that can address that. He’s proven himself in the private sector,” Hohn said, adding that Clinton does not have experience in that area.
About a dozen demonstrators were outside the Clinton event at Union Terminal. Joe Paulin of Evendale says while he's not completely convinced by Donald Trump, he doesn't find Hillary Clinton trustworthy.
“And I don’t care for the policies. The main thing we need are jobs in this country and just a good feeling about America.”
Paulin says he's looking forward to learning more about the presumptive Republican nominee before he backs Trump completely.