Hillary Clinton lists 4 ‘fights’ in first speech of presidential campaign on Roosevelt Island


WPIX 11 New York

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ROOSEVELT ISLAND—Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton chose Roosevelt Island to deliver the first major speech of her campaign for the White House.

Clinton spoke on a sunny Saturday at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, located on the tiny 2-mile island across Manhattan’s East River, named after the man who served the longest as U.S. president. She listed four fights as the focus of her campaign: strengthening the economy, strengthening families, increasing opportunities, renewing the promise of our democracy.

Clinton acknowledged the difficulty of the position she’s running for, quipping that the public won’t witness her hair turn white in the White House because she’s “been dying her hair for years.”

Large crowds gathered on the island to support the former first lady, U.S. senator and Secretary of State, including her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who was spotted in the audience.

Getting there wasn’t easy for non-drivers, with only a single…

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