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Bill Clinton to campaign for Hillary R. Clinton in USVI

Former US President William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton (right) will be on St Croix, USVI on May 16, 2016 to campaign for his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton (left) ahead of the US Presidential Elections. Photo: VIC
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Former US President William Jefferson ‘Bill’ Clinton will campaign for his wife on St Croix, US Virgin Islands on May 16, 2016 according to a press release the Hillary Rodham Clinton Campaign issued to The Consortium late Tuesday May 10, 2016.

According to the release, Mr. Clinton will attend a public event in St. Croix where he will discuss why his wife, the Democratic front-runner, is the best candidate to “break down all the barriers holding families back.” The event’s location has not been announced.

Mr. Clinton has been an ardent supporter of his wife and her chief surrogate on the campaign trail, traveling the country speaking on her behalf as she seeks to defeat Bernie Sanders in the primary battle, and Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, in the general election.

The former president could expect a receptive audience in the Virgin Islands, a territory that is overwhelming Democratic. The party has maintained a stronghold in the Senate and, until recently, in Government House (Governor Kenneth E. Mapp won Government House as an independent).

But Mr. Clinton should also expect Virgin Islanders to voice their concerns on many issues, including the status of native residents, who are U.S. citizens, but are unable to vote for the president of the United States. And he may also face questions relative to the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, and why Virgin Islanders have been cut out of the most beneficial portions of the program.

And while Mrs. Clinton will more than likely win the Democratic nomination with her almost insurmountable delegate lead, she continues to struggle in putting away Mr. Sanders away, who only on Tuesday won West Virginia, a state that Mrs. Clinton handily defeated Obama in 2008.

The West Virginia loss follows misguided comments that Mrs. Clinton made regarding the state’s coal industry: “We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” But the coal mining industry in West Virginia employs thousands, and the state has already suffered high unemployment with the decline of the industry. Mrs. Clinton apologized for the gaffe, but the damage was done.

The release concluded by stating that additional information about the U.S.V.I. trip will be released soon.

9 Responses to “Bill Clinton to campaign for Hillary R. Clinton in USVI”

  • Yes (11/05/2016, 12:22) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    He just want to come back for some more of that boiled oldwife fish, next thing yo hear he gone back to look for monica lowinski...LMAO
  • rock city (11/05/2016, 12:31) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
    Trump all the way
  • Trump (11/05/2016, 15:38) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Lying Hillary!
  • campaign in the a** (11/05/2016, 16:38) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    sleaze seeks its own level. they're both sleazebags. st. crotch is perfect rotten place for them to visit.
  • Hhn (11/05/2016, 19:23) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    This people should be in prison right now and they running a presidential campaign. Smh
  • me (12/05/2016, 06:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hmm. They obstruct oboma for eight years. Babylon must fall, give them Trump because they deserve it.IT WILL FALL
    • pat (14/05/2016, 23:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      trump will cause world war III. Paul Ryan had to tutor him on how the government and legislation worked and what the constitution is. He knows nothing except how to make a deal and even that is suspect because he was bankrupt 3 times and taxpayers had to bail him out and employees and vendors were left holding the bag. He is a snake and the ultimate lyer.
  • vi (12/05/2016, 15:31) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    We can not vote

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