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Bill Clinton Campaigns For Hillary Clinton in Park City

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Former President Bill Clinton was at a private event in Park City Thursday campaigning for his wife and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Glenn Wright is chair of the Summit County Democratic Party and a candidate for Summit County Council. He says Clinton gave an optimistic, but cautionary speech touching on issues of race relations and economic prosperity.

“He talked about working together rather than trying to divide the country,” Wright says. “He talked extensively about that because that’s really the contrast between the two campaigns.”

Wright says the former president stressed that Hillary Clinton has worked with this philosophy her whole life.

He says Bill Clinton pointed to specific policies he saw as divisive, like Trump’s immigration plan.

“Those things would absolutely devastate the state,” Wright says. “It would really devastate Summit County. Hundreds of families here in Summit County would be broken up by Trump’s immigration policies.”

According to Wright, the former president also talked specifically about Utah culture, saying the democratic philosophy is much closer to Utah values than Trump’s philosophy.

Donor’s paid a minimum of $1000 to attend the event. It was held at the private residence of Barry and Amy Baker, who have hosted events for the Clinton’s in the past. Wright says between 100 and 200 people were there, including, he says to his surprise, former Utah Republican Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.

Wright spoke to organizers who said there will likely be more campaign events in Utah, which will be open to the public. 

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