Clinton back in Iowa, promises to take on Republicans

Clinton back in Iowa, promises to take on Republicans

By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 6, 2015 at 6:41 p.m.


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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Campaigning in Iowa over Labor Day weekend, Hillary Rodham Clinton said she is ready to take on Republican opposition and will press for specifics on immigration proposals by front-runner Donald Trump.

The Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of state said in Cedar Rapids Sunday that "the other side has said they will spend, do and say anything to win back the White House."

She added: "I am absolutely confident that whatever they throw at me, I can throw it right back."

Clinton made the comments before more than 100 people gathered at a private house party. She also campaigned earlier in the day before crowds packed inside and outside a Newton coffee shop.

Clinton pledged to raise incomes, expand early childhood education and defend the Affordable Care Act. She also called for immigration reform and questioned the immigration proposals from Trump.

"I'm going to be pressing very hard to get specifics, because there aren't any specifics," Clinton said. "This is just the kind of political rhetoric that doesn't belong in our election."

Clinton did not take any press questions and did not discuss her use of a private email system at the State Department.

She is set to appear at Labor Day events Monday in Cedar Rapids, Burlington and Hampton, Illinois.

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