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Chelsea Clinton to Speak to Triangle Students

Posted March 30, 2008 12:44 p.m. EDT
Updated March 31, 2008 9:53 a.m. EDT

— The youngest campaigner in the Clinton family will return to the Triangle Monday, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's camp announced.

Her daughter, Chelsea, will speak to college students as part of the campaign's "Our Voices, Our Future" tour, launched in January to reach out to young voters.

Chelsea Clinton will talk to students at North Carolina State University's bookstore plaza at 10:30 a.m. and Peace College's Belk Courtyard at 12:45 p.m. She will appear in the Pit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at 3 p.m.

On Saturday, Chelsea Clinton spoke at the annual statewide convention of the Young Democrats held in Research Triangle Park.

She said that reactions to her mother's campaign have shown her that sexism still exists in America and that her mother and father disagree over the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Hillary Clinton spoke at Wake Technical Community College and Fayetteville's Terry Sanford High School Thursday, while her husband, former president Bill Clinton, visited seven cities Friday.

The Clinton campaign is making an effort to reach out to North Carolina's voters, particularly young ones, before the state's May 6 primary. 

Her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama, traveled to North Carolina earlier in March, visiting three cities in two weeks.

The state has 115 delegates and 19 unpledged superdelegates up for grabs.