Former senator and first lady holding first presidential primary rally in her home county of Westchester
Hillary Clinton returned home in a fighting mood Thursday, laying out key positions on education, health care and the economy at SUNY Purchase while also taking aim at presidential primary rivals on both sides of the political aisle.
A hoarse-voiced Clinton harped heavily on her Westchester County ties as she addressed about 500 supporters, just hours before Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her Democratic primary opponent, held his first major rally in New York.
“So much of what we’re hearing is contrary to who we are as New Yorkers and Americans,” Clinton told hundreds of supporters during her first major primary campaign appearance in Westchester County since January. “Think about what we hear on the Republican side. It’s really scary.”
She even seemed energized when a group of students supporting Sanders heckled her early with a chant of, “she wins, we lose.”
“The Bernie people came to say that. We’re very sorry you’re leaving,” Clinton shot back “As they’re leaving, I want to say I have 9 million votes this election. I have 1 million more votes than Donald Trump, and I have 2 ½ million more votes than Bernie Sanders.”
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