Hillary Clinton talks job creation, more job training at USF

Posted at 5:14 AM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 17:38:08-04

Election Day is just two months away and the candidates are campaigning in key battleground states. 

Hillary Clinton was in Tampa on Tuesday, speaking at a campaign rally at the USF Student Recreation Center. 

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She discussed "why our nation needs a steady, experienced leader who is ready on day one."

Supporters lined up early Tuesday to get a chance to see Clinton speak.

"We wanted to see her in person because seeing things in the media and seeing things first hand, it's hard to get a feel," said Karen Walczak, who says she will be voting for the former Secretary of State.

Walczak's daughter, wearing a "Love Trumps Hate" button, said she supports many of Clinton's campaign initiatives.

"Getting our fuel greener and creating jobs," said Chelsea Walczak. "And that should be the focus right now, not sparking up hate."

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Clinton addressed the crowd at USF aiming to get her message out to young people, especially concerning job creation.

"Building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top," Clinton said as the crowd erupted in cheers.

She also said her Stronger Together plan includes making community college free and creating more vocational training programs if elected.

"I want young people, especially to part of this," she said. "Especially in science, technology, engineering, manufacturing. Creating this future."

She said that includes creating a three-year moratorium on student debt so graduates are more easily able to start their own small businesses.

The Clinton campaign also recently allowed a traveling press corps to ride along with her on her new campaign plane, after facing increasing scrutiny for not being more accessible to the media.

To get more info on the rally, visit here.

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