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Bill Clinton: Indiana is posterchild for promise

Posted at 1:27 PM, Apr 26, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Like seemingly every other politician in the state, Bill Clinton discussed Carrier in a speech for Hillary Clinton Tuesday in Indianapolis.

Carrier announced it would be moving its productions from Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico in February.

TIMELINE | Carrier to ship 1,400 jobs from Indiana to Mexico

"[Carrier] was making $2.9 billion a year," Clinton said. "Look, we all have sympathy with companies that are going broke. They say 'I'm sorry I have to leave, I'm going broke.' We say 'Alright. Thank you very much. Let's take the best care we can of our people. Let's find something else for them to do.' But why would anybody leave the No. 1 manufacturing state in America?"

Before Bill Clinton took the stage, Congressman Andre Carson and Mayor Joe Hogsett spoke to the crowd. Hogsett endorsed Hillary Clinton in his speech.

"The time has come my friends, for us to make history once again," Hogsett said. "I ask you to support Hillary Clinton for President of the United States of America. Will you do that?"

"She's got the best ideas. She's the only one qualified to do all aspects of the job. And she's the best single change maker I've known in my life," Clinton said.

Toward the end of his speech, Bill Clinton ended by saying that Indiana is the poster child for promise in America.

The visits by presidential candidates will continue through Friday, with voting taking place on Tuesday.

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