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Hillary Clinton’s victory lap in Houston

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The Lone Star state received a visit from the Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton fresh off of her expected win in the Nevada caucus on Saturday. She was greeted by a crowd of approximately 2,000 Houstonian supporters, who waited anxiously in line since 5 P.M. to get a chance to hear her message and plan for America’s future.

The rally hosted by Texas Southern University, a historically black college, began at 8:15 P.M. with public endorsements and support from democratic leaders in Texas, including Senator Sylvia R. Garcia and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

Hillary Clinton speaking in #Houston after her victory in the #NVCacucs #HOUnews

Posted by Antonio Arellano on Saturday, February 20, 2016

The noticeably drained former secretary of state took the stage shortly after 10 PM. In her speech, she spoke directly to middle class families, at one point stating, “Imagine a tomorrow where every child in every ZIP code gets the education he or she needs and deserves. Let’s imagine a tomorrow where every parent can have a good job and every grandparent can enjoy a secure retirement.”

Clinton also showed an increased interest on issues that made the rally blur the line between a Clinton rally and a Sanders rally. Clinton appears to be completely aware of the appeal of her opponent, Bernie Sanders, with younger voters, and at times echoing his message. She said she has plans to release a new preposition to drop student loan rates and reminded the millennials in the room and across America that she is fighting for them, too.

Clinton greeting her supporters in #Houston Texas

Posted by Antonio Arellano on Saturday, February 20, 2016

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former Mayor of San Antonio Julian Castro came to Clinton’s defense in regards to the former Secretary of State’s recent comments on immigration reform during a MSNBC/Telemundo town hall, where she promised to introduce immigration legislation within her first 100 days in office. Castro said Clinton is the most prepared candidate to take on and push forward an immigration reform. He later reiterated the same message to a cheering room with a significant Hispanic presence.

Clinton’s campaign knows a Texas win on Super Tuesday is fundamental to her nomination at the democratic convention later this year. The most recent Texas polls, show Clinton clearly topping Sanders by 23 percentage points in a survey conducted Feb. 14 -16 by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling.

*Header Photo credit: Karen Y Martinez Kalipso.us



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