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Chelsea Clinton campaigns for her mother Hillary in Raleigh

Posted March 13

Chelsea Clinton spoke at Shaw University in support of her mother's presidential bid.

— The woman who grew up while living in the White House is stumping for her mother Hillary Clinton in North Carolina.

Chelsea Clinton visited an elementary school and the South's oldest historically black university in Raleigh on Sunday. She was trying to remind voters to get to the polls for Tuesday's primary election, in which Hillary Clinton is running for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

North Carolina is one of five states holding presidential preference elections on Tuesday.

The Clinton campaign says Chelsea Clinton will discuss issues including making college more affordable and gun violence. She'visited A.B. Combs Elementary School and Shaw University.

She also discussed her mother’s support for students in elementary school through college

“What is she going to do to help HBCU’s like Shaw and help students so they’re not crushed with debt, what is she doing to do to help us get back to a culture of more love and kindness and respect,” she said.

The 36-year-old was just 12 when she moved into the White House with her parents.

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  • Thomas White Mar 13, 2016
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    “I will just always work harder (than anybody else) and hopefully perform better,”
    The Clinton name likely opened doors for the political heiress, including an eye-popping $600,000 annual salary for an irregular stint as an NBC special correspondent, but Chelsea insists her work speaks for itself.
    Excerpts from:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/chelsea-clinton-care-money-article-1.1840138

  • Thomas White Mar 13, 2016
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    Chester Flippo – you forgot to mention the comment Chelsea made about money: “I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,” she told Fast Company in an interview that ran in the magazine's May edition, explaining why she gave up lucrative gigs to join her family’s philanthropic foundation.
    Comparing her experience to the average millennial, the 34-year-old former first daughter defended jumping around to different careers — from consulting to a hedge fund to academia to journalism — before finding her true calling working with her parents.
    “It is frustrating, because who wants to grow up and follow their parents? I’ve tried really hard to care about things that were very different from my parents … it’s a funny thing to realize I feel called to this work, both as a daughter and also as someone who believes I have contributions to make,” she continued about her reluctant status as a boomerang kid.
    “I will just always w

  • Chester Flippo Mar 13, 2016
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    Questions for Chelsea:
    I would like to spend 3 million on my wedding, how can I swing that?

    My husband is interested in being a hedge fund manager, how could he swing that?

    I would like an apartment in Manhattan, Could you lend me 10 million?

    I would like to work for NBC, should I ask for $600,000 or more? And how could I manage to do less work for the money? Maybe I could work for the Clinton Foundation?

    How long did it take you to be able to keep a straight face when talking to students about the redistribution of wealth and income to the top 1% since your dad was president?