Bill Clinton campaigning for Hillary Clinton: ‘The answer is not walls but bridges’

Bill Clinton in Espanola

ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – Campaigning for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton, her husband and former president, Bill Clinton, stopped in Española on Tuesday to rally New Mexico voters.

Crowds started to gather hours before to hear the former president talk about why voters should elect Mrs. Clinton to be the next president.

This came just a week after Hillary Clinton’s Democratic opponent, Bernie Sanders, visited Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Instead of focusing on her democratic opponent here before the June 7th primary, the campaign is already turning to what’s next.

Hundreds of people waited for hours to get close to the former president, but because it was outside, a crowd even formed along the perimeter, just to get a glimpse.

“I’m excited to be able to see him this close up, I mean it’s remarkable and I’m hoping to shake his hand,” said Colleen Olinger, a Clinton supporter, before the rally.

A long line of people in blue shirts, supporting Secretary Hillary Clinton, waited for about an hour, all excited and honored that former president Bill Clinton chose Española.

Bill Clinton took the stage at 6:30 p.m. and spoke for about 30 minutes.

He referred to Donald Trump, though not by name.

“Look, we are coming to the end of a long primary season and start of a tough general election… the answer is not walls but bridges,” said Clinton.

Former President Clinton says his wife supports raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and focusing on clean energy.

After stepping down, people rushed to shake hands and take pictures. Watch video above.

Hillary Clinton has turned down a final debate against Bernie Sanders. Clinton is focused on beating republican candidate Donald Trump, saying she will be the democratic nominee.

Hillary Clinton and her democratic opponent, Bernie Sanders, both rallied in southern California on Tuesday.

There is no word yet if she’ll also make a trip to New Mexico herself.

The former president will be here in Albuquerque Wednesday afternoon. He will be speaking at the Alamosa Community Center at 12:45 p.m.

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