Chelsea Clinton Pushes Mom’s Candidacy in Billings Visit

By Beacon Staff

BILLINGS – Chelsea Clinton wrapped up two days of campaigning for her mother in Montana’s largest city on Friday with the state’s presidential primary less than a week away.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is hoping to keep her bid for the Democratic nomination alive by defeating Barack Obama in Montana’s June 3 primary — the last in the nation along with South Dakota.

In a Billings event Friday, Chelsea Clinton outlined her mother’s platform on a wide variety of domestic and international topics — from middle class tax cuts and universal health care to demonstration projects for clean coal technologies.

She spoke to about 60 people at the Yellowstone County Council on Aging office. She did not mention Tuesday’s primary except to urge people to vote for her mother.

“Go out and vote, and vote early,” she said.

Chelsea Clinton was headed next to New Mexico for a Friday night event and then to South Dakota on Saturday.

Former President Bill Clinton was scheduled to return to Montana on Sunday, with visits in Stevensville, Anaconda, Great Falls and Helena.

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