Bill Clinton rallies in Stockton to drum up support for Hillary

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Northern California was Clinton Country once before for Bill Clinton. But on Monday, the former president asked supporters in Stockton for help once again, but this time for his wife.

Northern California was Clinton Country once before for Bill Clinton. But on Monday, the former president asked supporters in Stockton for help once again, but this time for his wife.

"I ask you to do for Hillary what California did for me - send her into the convention with the wind at her back," said Former President Bill Clinton.

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Hoping to put the finishing touches on Hillary's bid for the democratic nomination, Mr. Clinton swept through the Central Valley, taking a few pointed swipes at his her presumptive republican rival, Donald Trump.

"Do you really think he's going to be a force in raising working people's incomes? We gotta do this, together," said Clinton.

And the would-be First Gentleman launched into vigorous promotion of his wife's policies.


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"She's got the best ideas to grow together, to help us rise together," said Clinton.

Clinton supporters lined up early and by the hundreds to get into the small venue.

"It's time we break some of those barriers, time for a woman to be leading us," said Norris Palmer, a Hillary supporter.

Few here worry Mr. Clinton's past mistakes will hurt his wife's efforts to become the first female president in history.

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"Absolutely not! You cannot blame her for his actions," said Eva Garbeff, a Clinton supporter.

Mr. Clinton did warn against focusing on the negative and to instead, urging California voters to set their sights on the future.

"All will be well if can show up, shout out and send her to that convention," said Clinton.

His next stop will be Sacramento.

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