YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Clinton was in town Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t Hillary or Bill though – it was their daughter Chelsea.
Accompanied by two-time Oscar-winning actress Sally Field, a Covelli Centre crowd of around 100 greeted the two.
“As Chelsea knows, I have been passionately supporting Hillary for very a long time,” Field said.
Ohio is still a highly contested battleground state, with the tides turning towards Donald Trump in recent polls. The Clinton campaign still believes those 18 electoral college votes will be coming their way come Nov. 8.
“We’re just going to keep working hard,” Chelsea Clinton said. “We’re going to talk to as many people as possible [about] what’s at stake in this election. There are very clear differences between my mom and Trump.”
Those differences start at jobs – a major talking-point in the area.
Clinton’s Campaign says Hillary plans to not only raise the minimum wage, but also create millions of jobs across the country, which is better than what Trump offers.
“Various analyst say that his tax plans would raise taxes on tens of millions of working class families, including millions of single mothers,” Chelsea Clinton said. “I don’t think that’s a family value whether you’re standing here in Youngstown or anywhere across the country.”
Clinton also spoke about the opiate epidemic that is spiraling out of control not only in Ohio, but also across the country. She said if her mother becomes president, handling the crisis would be an urgent priority.
“To invest more money in prevention, to invest more money in training doctors and nurse practitioners,” she said, “so people who need pain medicine are getting it. And people who could benefit from alternative therapies are getting those.”