Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton campaigned in the Bluegrass ahead of Kentucky’s Tuesday primary. Clinton came to Louisville where she visited churches and held a rally.
Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, has won the past two primary contests, in Indiana and West Virginia. This is her latest attempt to get out the vote in Kentucky, which will have one of two primaries on Tuesday.
“Nobody works harder than Americans,” Clinton said. “And we just got to give more Americans the chance to have good jobs with rising income.”
Clinton spoke to supporters Sunday at the Regional Council of Carpenter and Millwrights Training Center.
Guests included Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.
Her speech was largely tailored to the pro-union crowd.
“We’re going to have more infrastructure jobs. Our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our ports, our airports, our water systems. We can put millions of Americans to work and a lot of this will be good union jobs,” Clinton said. “We have to change the tax code that gives companies incentives to move jobs out of America. We’ve got to stop that.”
She also had a message for workers from local auto plants.
“There is a big difference in this primary campaign between me and my opponent, Bernie Sanders. I voted to bail out the auto industry, and he voted against it. Because I wanted to save those millions of jobs,” Clinton said.
She also touted her experience as secretary of state and as first lady.
“I’m asking you to come out and vote for me on Tuesday. And if you vote for me on Tuesday, I will stand up and fight for you,” Clinton said.
Clinton was to speak in Covington after the rally. She’s scheduled to be in Bowling Green and Lexington on Monday.
She also made appearances at two Louisville churches Sunday.
Clinton visited St. Stephen Baptist on South 15th Street ahead of her afternoon rally.
She praised the church for the work it does in the community. St. Stephen held a joint service with the congregation of Broadway Baptist, which is located on Brownsboro Road.
Clinton also made a stop at Canaan Christian Church in Hikes Point.
Bernie Sanders also returned to Kentucky this weekend for another round of campaign stops.