Local Politics

Bill Clinton Plans 7 Stops in N.C. Today

Posted March 28, 2008 6:23 a.m. EDT
Updated March 28, 2008 9:26 a.m. EDT

— Following campaign stops in Cary and Charlotte last week on behalf of his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton plans to visit Greensboro, High Point, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Gastonia, Hickory and Asheville today.

Chelsea Clinton, the Clintons' daughter, is scheduled to appear at the North Carolina Young Democrats convention on Saturday at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham.

Hillary Clinton visited North Carolina Thursday and called for a $12.5 billion fund for worker-training to help the U.S. retain and create millions of jobs.

She used her first campaign appearance in North Carolina before the state's critical May 6 primary to make a far-ranging speech about rebuilding the nation's struggling economy.

"We're going to fight for every single job and create millions of new high-paying jobs that can't be outsourced," she told a crowd at Wake Technical Community College. "You cannot be a strong country with a growing economy if you don't make things."

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama discussed the economy, education, health care and the Iraq War during a town-hall meeting in Greensboro on Wednesday.

"We're at a defining moment in our history," Obama told a packed house at the Greensboro Memorial Coliseum. "We can't wait to fix our schools. We can't wait to fix our health-care system. We can't wait to bring good jobs and wages back to the United States of America. We can't wait to bring the war in Iraq to an end."