Clinton Makes First Presidential Campaign Stop in Monticello

Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to Monticello on Tuesday. The popular Democratic candidate held a private roundtable discussion with teachers and students at the Jones County Regional Center of Kirkwood Community College. Clinton quizzed the group about their courses and what they plan to do next – and she talked about her own future.

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Clinton outlined four tenets of her early campaign – fixing “dysfunctional government,” protecting national security, improving the economy and strengthening families. Clinton, who finished third in the Iowa Caucus in her first run for president, says she knows she has to work for Iowa votes. She plans to keep her campaign events low-key and hold personal “conversations” with voters, just like Tuesday’s event in Monticello. Diane Temple of Monticello, one of the instructors teaching high schoolers who attend the community college, was invited to talk with Clinton on Tuesday.

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The 17- and 18-year old studnets who surrounded Clinton at Tuesday’s roundtable discussion were all born at the end of Bill Clinton’s presidency. Parker Kray of Monticello is a 17-year old high school senior, who is getting community college credit.

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Monticello was the first stop on Clinton’s two-day visit to Iowa. She plans to visit Capital City Fruit in Norwalk on Wednesday and hold a roundtable discussion with community leaders afterwards. (Story courtesy of Radio Iowa)