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Clinton Says Her Campaign Will Take High Road

Oct 11, 2016

One day before the voter registration deadline in Michigan, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says she’s going to spend the last month of the campaign delivering "a positive message."


At a campaign stop in Detroit, Clinton laid out her economic plans, including raising the minimum wage, guaranteeing equal pay for women, and making sure students can graduate from college debt-free.

I’m really excited about this,” Clinton said to a cheering crowd. “We’re going to rewrite the rules of our economy, to create both more growth and more fairness, so it’s broadly inclusive.”

Clinton said Republican nominee Donald Trump’s tax and economic policies would primarily benefit the super-wealthy.

Outside, a couple dozen Donald Trump supporters waved signs and demonstrated their support for the Republican nominee.

Rosanne Ponkowski was one of those pro-Trump demonstrators.  She carried a sign that said “Women for Trump.”

Ponkowski said a recording of Trump using vulgar words about women released by the Washington Post last week was disturbing.  But she says it didn’t change her mind about the Republican nominee.

“Certainly, it’s not remarks you would want to hear anybody saying,” she said.  “But I think remarks, something that’s said guy to guy in a locker room is lot different than people who act upon them, which Mr. Clinton did when he was President.”

Ponkowski is with the Michigan Conservative Coalition, which organized the demonstration.

There were a handful of clashes throughout the day between the pro-Trump crowd and Clinton supporters heading into the rally.

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org