Hillary Clinton brings campaign Saturday to Hillsboro high school
- Kevin Harden
- Portland Tribune - News
Senator's trip follows husband's stumping at OHSU earlier in week
Democratic presidential contender U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton brings her campaign road show to Oregon on Saturday with events in Hillsboro and Eugene.
The New York senator will speak at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at a 'Solutions for America' rally at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. The event is free and open to the public, but people are encouraged to RSVP for the event online at www.hillaryclinton.com/hillsboro.
Liberty High School is at 21945 N.W. Wagon Way, north of the Sunset Highway.
On Saturday afternoon, Clinton will speak at South Eugene High School. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The rally is at 1:30 p.m.
A short time after Clinton's campaign announced the Hillsboro event, Portland-area Democrats began receiving telephone calls with a recorded message from U.S. Rep. Darlene Hooley encouraging them to attend the rally. Hooley, who represents Oregon's 5th Congressional District, is supporting Clinton in the Oregon primary race.
Pushing for U.S. jobs
Clinton's 'Solutions for America' rallies are part of a six-day, cross-country tour focusing on the economy and ways to create U.S. jobs.
On Wednesday in Pittsburgh, Clinton unveiled her 'insourcing' economic initiative that would, according to the campaign, 'eliminate tax incentives for companies that outsource jobs and use the savings to encourage U.S. companies' to create jobs here.
The campaign said the program would provide $7 billion a year in new tax benefits and investments to help companies create high-paying jobs in the U.S.
Clinton is locked in a tough battle with Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois for the Democratic presidential nomination. Both are hoping to come out ahead in Oregon's May 20 primary election and earn a majority of the state's 65 Democratic delegates.
Obama's two-day swing through Oregon March 21 and March 22 attracted nearly 30,000 people to events in Portland, Salem, Corvallis, Eugene and Medford.
Clinton's visit comes six days after former President Clinton stumped for his wife at events this week in Portland, Salem and Medford.