South Dakota voters talk issues with Clinton
RAPID CITY, S.D. - While pundits pondered the intricacies of how Hillary Clinton might drop out of the presidential race, voters in South Dakota greeted the candidate on Monday in a traditional style by talking about issues that affect their lives.
As she campaigned in a Rapid City diner, Clinton chatted with a nurse who asked about improving health care and a woman who wanted to talk about veterans’ care.
Stardust Red Bow, 27, told Clinton she owed $90,000 in student loans after earning her master’s degree in social work.
“There are people with the same problems all around our nation,” Red Bow said after talking to Clinton. ”Even if she doesn’t win, I’m sure she will still be active in politics and can still sponsor bills.”
At another table, Joseph Bryant, 19, asked Clinton her views on women in combat and the New York senator talked about the support and medical roles women fill in Iraq and elsewhere.
“I thought it was a great answer,” Bryant said as she moved on.
Margaret Dimock, 38, burst into tears as she told Clinton she works three jobs and
has no health insurance because she has had seizures since childhood.
Clinton asked her staff to take down Dimock’s name and address to help her find assistance.
“Don’t get discouraged. Keep the faith,” Clinton told her. ”We’ll follow