SPOKANE — Former President Bill Clinton told a crowd in Spokane that his wife, Hillary Clinton, would expand access to college education if she was elected president.
Bill Clinton was campaigning in Spokane and Vancouver Monday in the run up to Washington’s Democratic caucuses this Saturday.
At Spokane Falls Community College, Bill Clinton said Hillary Clinton doesn’t believe college should be free for everyone but she would widen grant programs, raise taxes on the wealthy to help pay for college and make college loans a lot more like mortgages, bundled together and payable over a specified period of time at low interest.
Hillary Clinton’s opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has said tuition should be free at public college and universities.
Bill Clinton, who was also to speak at Clark College in Vancouver on Monday evening, said the pitched presidential nominating contests have been “an incredible moment for our country.”
Hillary Clinton has a lead of more than 300 delegates over Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination from primaries and caucuses following a sweep of five states March 15. Washington state, Alaska and Hawaii hold Democratic caucuses on Saturday, and Washington has the most delegates ultimately at stake with 101.
Sanders spoke to large crowds in Vancouver, Seattle and Spokane on Sunday.