Bill Clinton returns to Buffalo ahead of Tuesday's primary

Apr 18, 2016

Ahead of New York's presidential primary on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton returned to Buffalo to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton.  A recent poll released by her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, shows Clinton just six points ahead of Sanders in New York state. 


Former Pres. Bill Clinton stops for a selfie during a get-out-the-vote stop in Buffalo.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

Mr. Clinton made a stop at Erie County Democratic Party headquarters for a meet and greet with roughly two dozen people working a phone bank for his wife.

Clinton then moved next door where he was introduced to a small crowd of party faithful by Governor Andrew Cuomo. He stressed the importance of tomorrow's Democratic primary.

"Getting out the vote, making the phone calls. Mobilizing people. Everyone is focused on New York," Cuomo said. 

County Democratic party chair Jeremy Zellner tells WBFO News the last-minute push is not over concerns that  Sanders appears to be closing the gap in the race.

The former president speaking to Hillary supporters at Erie County Democratic Party headquarters.
Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

But, Clinton says, Hillary needs every vote.

"Between now and the time the polls open and the time the polls close, I implore you to tell people why you think Hillary should be president and why it's important that they vote. How this comes out tomorrow will shape the rest of this primary campaign and how we will go in to the future," Clinton said. 

The former president spoke for about four minutes before heading to a similar get-out-the-vote stop in Rochester.