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Bill Clinton event at USC Upstate highlights student concerns

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The message of aiding college students appealed to this audience. The message of aiding college students appealed to this audience.
A student becomes a Clinton supporter after the event. A student becomes a Clinton supporter after the event.

By Nikki Leak

Hillary Clinton won the South Carolina Democratic Primary over Sen. Bernie Sanders Saturday. She won by a wide margin of 47 percent. Her recent events in South Carolina before the primary may have earned her more voter support.

Former President Bill Clinton drew a crowd in Spartanburg last week to campaign for his wife's presidential race.

He spoke to an audience of mostly college students at USC Upstate's campus. He explained plans his wife would put in place to help college students if elected president.

Clinton's plan intends to lower college tuition; leading to less debt for students to face after graduation. Hillary Clinton also proposes a plan that would make it possible for students to refinance student loan debt to make it more manageable.

The former president also spoke of Clinton's aspirations for the nation.

"Hillary believes that America never stopped being great. We got to make America whole again so everyone can see themselves in that  picture," said Bill Clinton.

Mario Silva is a student at USC Upstate. He says he had a change of heart after hearing the message.

"I was definitely a Bernie Sanders supporter. But like former President Clinton said, Sanders focuses on one topic. Now I think Hillary Clinton is the ideal candidate," said Silva.

Super Tuesday is March 1 and the Clinton campaign is trying to continue its winning streak.

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