Hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters, many carrying blue-and-white placards with her first name printed on them, began entering the University of Toledo’s Memorial Field House Town Square for tonight’s campaign speech by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
Aides said Mr. Clinton is not giving interviews, but is expected to follow the script of a speech he gave earlier today in Cincinnati, and which lasted about 40 minutes.
Mr. Clinton is expected to be joined by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona, and her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly.
Attendees include UT women’s basketball coach Tricia Cullop and UT officials, including Frank Calzonetti, UT geography professor and vice president of government relations.
With less than 10 minutes before the scheduled start, 488 people had entered the building, according to a fire marshal who said no more than 763 would be allowed in per fire code.
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