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Bill Clinton on the campaign trail in Upper Valley

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Bill Clinton was on the stump in New Hampshire Monday, visiting two college towns and looking to court  the millennial vote.

"Not in all these days since I left the White House that I don't wish I could have one or two fall days in New Hampshire," said Bill Clinton.

It's a state that helped propel his first race for the White House back in the early 1990's, but on the Dartmouth College campus Monday, Clinton addressed a different crowd--the millennial generation--which Bernie Sanders was credited with igniting during the primary.  The 42nd President of the United States touched on issues like renewable energy and college affordability while stumping for his wife.

"A college loan is the only loan that you can not refinance -- that is crazy," Clinton said. 

Getting out the younger vote could be the difference between winning and losing in key swing states like New Hampshire.  

"We are a very target audience I guess, so I think the millennial vote is very crucial to whichever candidate wins," said Caroline Hsu, a Dartmouth Junior.

"It's interesting to see these events on campus," said Divya Kalidindi, also a Junior at the college.

Dartmouth is usually a regular stop for Democrats.  Hillary Clinton also campaigned here this election cycle, but many say this year's race is unlike others in the past.  "It is definitely distracting at times, but I think as an informed voter you have to figure out what kind of campaigns people are running and also the types of issues that we are really trying to focus on," Kalidindi said.

Personal attacks, name calling, and mug slinging have dominated the headlines.  In the last debate Donald Trump, who has been under fire about his owns comments and actions towards women, took aim at Bill Clinton, saying his actions while Commander in Chief were far worse.  

"He did some things that weren't great, but he has so much to say," said Alexa Tucker, a first year student. Tucker was only 2 years-old when Clinton left office. "I think we are probably the most liberal generation yet, but I think we are still divided."

Clinton addressed Trump only briefly Monday. "Everything is a disaster except for his campaign," Clinton said. But he did acknowledge that when it comes to politics, the country seems more divided than ever.  "People are angry. So what's better, anger or answers?  We are divided, so what's better, cooperation or endless conflict?"

Clinton left Dartmouth without taking questions from local media, and headed off to Keene, another college town.   
 

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