February 12, 2016
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivered remarks at the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s annual Humphrey-Mondale dinner in St. Paul.
Hillary began by remembering Paul Wellstone and thanking Mark Dayton Amy Klobuchar, Al Franken, and other officials. She spoke about the crisis in Flint, MI. Then she talked about Johnson Controls, bailed out with the auto industry, now sold to an Irish corporation to avoid taxes, and condemned inversion in the tax law.
She reminded the audience that Citizens United originally came about as an attack on her. She called for a bold national mission to create jobs, fix the infrastructure, and help young people get education and jobs.
She also addressed issues of concern to African Americans, immigrants, and women. She spoke about schools in poor condition.
She stressed that she is not making promises she can't keep. She talked about how she got CHIP done as a way of explaining that change is often incremental, takes time, and that legislation often comes in pieces. ACA came much later. She stated that she will build on ACA.
She praised President Obama's accomplishments and leadership and voiced her intention to build on those accomplishments.
She told the audience to ask themselves, "Who can you count on to break down every barrier? Not just some." She restated: "I am not a single issue candidate and this is not a single issue country."