This is the week prior to Washington State Caucuses - Sat March 26 - and it's a whirlwind! First the Bernie Sanders campaign with Bernie himself drops into Vancouver at the Hudson's Bay High School for a little interview with 5000 supporters. The next day Bill Clinton swings by for a photo op, vigorous campaigning for Hillary at Gaiser Hall, and a fundraiser. What excitement!
At the Clinton event at Clark College, Clark County Democrats' Chair Rich Rogers and State Committee Woman Tanisha Harris were placed on the VIP list along with Mayor Leavitt and the City Council. Also included were the SW WA Democratic Caucus members: Sen Annette Cleveland, Rep Jim Moeller, and Rep Sharon Wiley.
The event was kicked off by Sen Annette Cleveland who made it clear that "Now is the Time" for a woman president named Hillary Clinton. Annette introduced Gov Jay Inslee who enthusiastically supported Bill Clinton and Hillary's quest for the White House. Jay jokingly alluded to building a wall around Washington state.
Former President Bill Clinton took the stage to appreciative applause. He expounded for about 50 minutes on the state of the nation and the plans that his favorite candidate has for addressing the problems. He was clear, matter-of-fact, and sincere, and he covered a lot of ground - international, national, education and immigration. He referenced Gov Inslee's 'wall' remark by commenting that he didn't know if Mexico would pay for it. At one point he was giving some scientific data and remarked, "Our party still believes in science".
Gov Jay Inslee Frmr President Bill Clinton