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Chelsea Clinton campaigns for mom at MU's Memorial Union

By MISSOURIAN STAFF
January 28, 2008 | 11:50 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA - Chelsea Clinton spoke at a packed student lounge Monday morning at MU's Memorial Union about her mother’s bid for the Democratic nomination for the presidency.

Clinton, 27, answered questions about Hillary Clinton’s stance on issues such as immigration, gay rights, college tuition and the war in Iraq.

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The event, announced to the media via e-mail and to students through Facebook on Sunday night, drew about 125 people, including students, faculty and staff.

When asked about her mother’s potential to be elected, Chelsea Clinton said voters should look at her record.

“She’s the only person running in the Democratic race who’s actually been re-elected to the Senate,” she said.

Chelsea Clinton has been speaking to college students across the country this month. Earlier, she gave similar talks at the University of Utah, Arkansas State University and Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.

Clinton arrived about 10 a.m. and wrapped up by 11 a.m. Her driver said she was next headed to speak at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is slated to speak at noon Tuesday in Jefferson City at The Fraternal Order of the Eagles Banquet Hall. Barack Obama, another Democratic front-runner, is scheduled to make a campaign stop in St. Louis on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will speak at noon Tuesday at the Associated Industries of Missouri in Jefferson City.