Lawrence Univ. hosts Hillary Clinton rally, former President Bill Clinton fires up the crowd

APPLETON --  Former President Bill Clinton was in Appleton on Friday, April 1st to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton. The event was held at the Lawrence University campus.

It was a crowd of mostly young people who packed the hall on Friday. One of the topics important to the crowd -- the high cost of a college education.

Pres. Clinton said his wife wants to have lower interest rates for college loans -- and expand work study programs. He criticized Bernie Sanders' ideas for states and federal government to offer tuition contributions.

"Do you really believe after what Governor Walker has done to education in Wisconsin that he would do that?" asked the president.

Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken came to support the Clinton campaign.

"Bernie's a colleague. I feel like I've known Hillary for over 20 years. I just believe that she's the smartest, most experienced, toughest and hardest working person I know," Franken said.

The latest Marquette University Law School poll, released Wednesday, March 30th, shows Sanders leading Clinton in Wisconsin -- 49 percent to 45 percent.

New Marquette University Law School Poll shows Bernie Sanders leading in Wisconsin

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