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Bill Clinton: 'We need a world-class change-maker'

Former president stumps in Jacksonville for wife Hillary Clinton

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former President Bill Clinton appeared in Jacksonville on Monday afternoon at a get-out-the-vote rally for his wife's campaign at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church on Edgewood Avenue West.

“I've had the job. I understand the economy, and I am telling you, we can grow together again,” Clinton said. “But to do it, we need a world-class change-maker, and she is the best I have ever known.”

Earlier Monday, Clinton spoke to students at Florida A&M University, urging them to vote Tuesday for Hillary Clinton, and he stopped at the Ironworkers Union on Kentucky Street before heading to the rally at the church, where he implored supporters to get out and vote.

“Be out there for her tomorrow,” he said. 

He also drew contrasts between his wife and her opponent, Bernie Sanders.

"Most of her life, she has not been in an elected office," he said. "If that were the test, you would have to vote for her opponent. He's been in elected office much longer than she has. But she has walked the walk for a very long time."

Clinton was quick to point out his wife's decades of community service, and her experience as a senator and secretary of state.

The former president also spoke to the recent violence following Donald Trump's campaign stops, and called out Trump's suggestions of a ban on Muslims and a wall along the Mexican border.

“All this screaming and yelling and pushing people around at these rallies, all these terrible things that are said, it's been a long time coming,” Bill Clinton said. “You can't try to win votes on false pretenses.”

Hillary Clinton held events in Illinois and North Carolina on Monday, also states that have primaries Tuesday.

The other candidate vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders, held two campaign rallies Monday in Ohio, which also votes on Tuesday.

Real Clear Politics' Poll of Polls, which averages the results of seven major polls conducted in Florida over the past 12 days, finds Hillary Clinton 31 points ahead of Sanders.

But unlike Florida Republicans, who offer all their delegates to the winner, Florida Democrats allocate delegates proportionately, based on the vote of the state's Democratic voters.