Chelsea Clinton stumps for Hillary Clinton in Charleston

Published: Feb. 26, 2016 at 9:04 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 27, 2016 at 2:59 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Chelsea Clinton made special appearances in Charleston Friday, with one day remaining before voters cast ballots for the state's Democratic primary.

Chelsea made a morning stop at the College of Charleston for a pre-election town hall as part of the college's "Bully Pulpit" series.

The series is a non-partisan event series that invites candidates running for political office to speak to the campus community.

Clinton spoke to a full room of people at the college's Stern student center.

"I think this is the most important presidential election of my lifetime," Clinton said. "This is the first election I will vote in as a mom. And I didn't know I could care any more about politics, who was running," Clinton said, "until I became and was lucky enough to become a parent."

Clinton said she now looks to the next president as the person who will shape the world for her children's future.

"I'm worried that everything I care most about is at risk," Clinton said. "All the progress that President Obama has made and all the possibilities for further progress that he's helped create."
Clinton said she was concerned over a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, as many Republican presidential candidates have promised.

She also said issues of women's rights, LGBT rights and gun control were at stake, especially given the recent Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
"When I think about the type of president I want for my daughter and my future children," Clinton said, "I couldn't imagine a better leader than my mom."

President Bill Clinton is also stumping for wife Hillary Clinton across SC on Friday. The family has several Friday evening events in Columbia.
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