|Hillary in Columbus, OH, October 10, 2016 (Getty images)|
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Wow, 97 volunteers with @seiu1199_ne are on the streets in Manchester, NH today to spread the word about @HillaryClinton. #SEIUforHillary pic.twitter.com/W30f1vyW2w— SEIU (@SEIU) October 15, 2016
Hillary herself has been off the campaign trail for several days, preparing thoroughly (of course!) for tonight’s debate in Las Vegas. (She flew west yesterday; Bill will join her today.) Surrogates have been out in force, however. The campaign clearly sees potential in AZ, as the line of scrimmage keeps moving more and more in our favor. (Last Democrat to win AZ? Bill Clinton, in 1996.)Yasmine and her mom are ready to make history and elect the first woman president #ShesWithUs #HERstory pic.twitter.com/JrSr0gRTIt— Hillary for Florida (@HillaryforFL) October 16, 2016
Tim Kaine was in Michigan, not a battleground but not forgotten either, for a speech on economic policy at Focus: Hope, an organization founded by a Catholic priest following the 1968 Detroit riots to fight racism and poverty. The speech, elaborating on the campaign's theme of building “an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top," detailed the Clinton plans for economic development and improving people’s lives. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke before Kaine, and senior statesman (and Twitter wit) former Congressman John Dingell commented from the front row.
Kaine spoke for close to an hour, speaking from his faith on the importance of addressing poverty as a moral issue:"My dad's bill" -- @johndingell says from the front row as @timkaine talks importance of protecting Social Security— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) October 18, 2016
.@timkaine during economic speech in Detroit: "Jesus spoke more about the poor than just about any other topic" https://t.co/O99kXgVGY6— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 18, 2016
The bulk of the speech, however, was on economic policy. Per the Detroit Free Press:Kaine: "Hillary and I have always rooted for underdogs – she’s a Cubs fan, Lord"— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) October 18, 2016
According to ABC’s Matthew Claiborne, he closed his speech,"It is a job being president. It matters that you have ideas that make common sense and can do the job." @billclinton in Montgomery County pic.twitter.com/4JiZzWrvJk— Hillary for PA (@HillaryforPA) October 18, 2016
The overflow crowd:@BernieSanders supporter initiating a call and response "HILL" "YES" with the crowd @NAU rally #Election2016 @cronkitenews pic.twitter.com/MPtqWo7dob— Peter Cheng (@PeterSCheng) October 18, 2016
Full video (ignore the initial photo, which is from a different joint event):Students overflow, sitting outside as @BernieSanders rallies for @HillaryClinton at @NAU @NBCLatino pic.twitter.com/3BrSpSQZDl— Stephen A. Nuño (@stephenanuno) October 18, 2016
In the evening Bernie spoke to an estimated 5,000 people at an outdoor rally at the University of Arizona mall in Tucson.
From the Arizona Star:#AZmazing: @BernieSanders is here at @UofA — with thousands of Arizonans who are proud to say #ImWithHer. pic.twitter.com/Mg4qBe47SR— Hillary for Arizona (@HillaryforAZ) October 19, 2016
“On November 8th our job is to defeat Trump and elect Hillary Clinton,” Sanders told the crowd.
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(originally posted at Daily Kos)