Clinton was in the area for a fundraiser, held at the McGregor family’s property, which she attended after visiting her father’s grave in the Washburn Street Cemetery.
While reporters were not allowed inside the fundraising event – tickets cost between $1,000 and $2,700 – Borys Krawczeniuk of the Republican Herald said Clinton could still be heard from across the street over the public address system she used.
Clinton’s speech focused on some of the many issues that will shape her campaign, and the presidential election in general, pushing for universal kindergarten programs, affordable college education, equal pay for women, better mental health care, and even alternative energy sources in “Coal Country.”
“My hope is we put our heads together and start thinking creatively and smartly,” Clinton said. “I would love northeastern Pennsylvania to be at the forefront of that … I want to be on the front lines of looking for solutions to problems.”
The former Secretary of State and NY Senator- and First Lady – probably didn’t pay much notice to the small group of Republican protesters gathered across the street, giving the much larger pro-Hillary crowd a thumbs up before making her getaway.
Scranton can expect more days like this before the November 2016 presidential election, as Hillary promised to return “many times.”