Big crowd greets Clinton at UMD

People waited for hours to hear from former President Bill Clinton at his campaign stop on behalf of President Obama this afternoon at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Volunteers said people began lining up at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday for a chance to see the former president.

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Sara Baldwin had a pretty good spot in the queue.

“I’ve always been a really big fan of President Clinton’s, so that’s a draw and exciting; and I’m also just kind of nervous about the upcoming election,” said Baldwin.

Baldwin also said she hoped Clinton’s stop would convince students to cast ballots next week for President Obama and other Democrats.

“I think being on a campus is great because all these are for the most part eligible voters, but college students notoriously don’t always vote just because they can.”

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI, is scheduled to fly into the Twin Cities this afternoon and make a brief campaign appearance in Hudson later in the day. The GOP vice presidential candidate is planning to thank volunteers who are delivering or collecting items for storm relief efforts.

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