HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Less than one week until Connecticut’s presidential primary and campaigns are upping their efforts to win over voters. Today, Chelsea Clinton made a stop in Hartford to campaign for her mother.
“I wouldn’t be here without Connecticut. I guess I’ve never thought about it that way but if my parents hadn’t met at Yale Law School, I wouldn’t be here. So, now that you mention it, I’m just gonna fight that much harder because Connecticut matters a lot,” said Clinton.
The town hall style rally was held at Dunn’s River Restaurant in Hartford. About 100 people were in attendance, including Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin. Clinton touched on key issues her mother has focused on throughout the campaign, including immigration, healthcare reform, women’s rights, and gun control.
“I didn’t know I could care anymore about gun control until I became a mom and gun control is one of those issues that does feel deeply more personal. I couldn’t imagine what the Sandy hook families confront everyday when their children, everyday, don’t come home from school,” said Clinton.
Clinton is no stranger to the campaign trail. She was just 13 years old when her father was elected president and the family moved into the White House. Many people have speculated that Chelsea might seek public office one day herself, but today she said she doesn’t have plans for that.
Clinton says she will continue to campaign on her mother’s behalf in the states that have yet to hold their primaries.
“I’m incredibly proud of my mom,” said Clinton.