Hillary Clinton Campaigns For Senator Kay Hagan On Early Voting Tour
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Senator Kay Hagan on Saturday in Charlotte on Hagan's "early voting tour."
About 2,000 people showed up to hear Clinton speak at the Charlotte Convention Center. Clinton urged women to vote and said there need to be more women like Senator Kay Hagan in Washington.
Twelfth Congressional District Candidate Alma Adams of Greensboro was the warm-up act. She said Republican extremists have taken over the state legislature. She called state House Speaker Thom Tillis an "Uncle Tom."
"We need to send 'Uncle Thom' Tillis – that is, home and elect leaders who are going to stand up and speak up and necessary act up to get things done," Adams says.
Senator Kay Hagan and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were not on stage when she made the comment.
Hagan followed Alma Adams' remarks with talking points on raising the minimum wage and increasing funding for public schools. She accused Thom Tillis of recently "flip-flopping" on expanding Medicaid.
"Listen to what his plan is," Hagan says. "His plan is to send our teachers to Texas, our film jobs to Georgia and our Medicaid dollars to 28 other states. That is not working for North Carolina families. And y'all, Speaker Tillis has got a disastrous agenda."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stood next to Hagan and nodded silently while she spoke.
Clinton spoke last. But just five minutes into her speech, she was interrupted by a protestor calling for immigration reform.
Clinton raised her voice louder and louder to drown him out while he and others with him were escorted out by security.
But she did acknowledge him:
"I have to say that I understand that immigration is an important issue," Clinton says. "And we appreciate that. We thank you for your advocacy. Make sure you get everybody out to vote for the kind of North Carolina and America you want!"
Clinton then praised Hagan for putting women on the top of her campaign agenda. Clinton told the crowd to reach out to women -- in particular -- before Election Day.