Clinton campaigns up north
From the Associated Press
PARMA, Ohio – Hillary Clinton touted herself as the only remaining candidate with a plan for universal health care during her first of two campaign stops in Ohio on Tuesday.
The New York senator met with voters at Grace’s Grill in suburban Cleveland. She was to attend a rally Tuesday night at Chaney High School in Youngstown, the same city where opponent Barack Obama campaigned a day earlier. She's shown here in an AP photo with Parma mayor Dan DePiero.
Clinton spoke about the unfair burden that health care has put on auto companies and workers, keeping manufacturers from competing with foreign competitors.
“My plan will open up the plan that members of Congress have,” she said. “Congress has a good plan for itself and its employees and for federal employees and I want everybody to have access to that plan.”
Clinton is attempting to woo voters in northeast Ohio, a key region for Democratic votes, ahead of this state’s crucial primary on March 4.
She asked voters to consider who they should hire as president based on their families’ needs.
“That’s what this election should really be about,” Clinton said. “It shouldn’t be about speeches. It should be about solutions. What are we going to do together to solve the problems that the people of Ohio are facing.”
She said Ohio needs a president who will be a champion for them.
“That is what I’m offering in my campaign because I care deeply about the family losing their home to foreclosure, the family losing their health care, the family losing their means of employment and the jobs that have disappeared from Ohio over the last eight years,” she said.