Sen. Clinton returns to Westchester

Sen. Hillary Clinton on Wednesday made her first appearance in Westchester since she withdrew from the presidential race in June. The former first lady says it has been a ?seamless? transition getting

News 12 Staff

Aug 7, 2008, 2:42 AM

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Sen. Clinton returns to Westchester
Sen. Hillary Clinton on Wednesday made her first appearance in Westchester since she withdrew from the presidential race in June.
The former first lady says it has been a ?seamless? transition getting back full-time to her primary role as a senator representing New York.
"I will be working very hard in the Senate with, I hope, President [Barack] Obama," says Clinton about the prospect of working with her chief rival in the Democratic primary were he to reach the White House.
Earlier in the day, Clinton met with Westchester?s top Democrats privately in Scarsdale. There she urged supporters to get behind Obama?s campaign against Sen. John McCain. Clinton says she will spend August campaigning for Obama in key battleground states such as Florida.
The senator?s visit also elicited some talk about the heavy debt her campaign accumulated during the race, which is said to stand at $21 million. Some believe Chappaqua will help her pare down that debt.
"I think people in this town in Chappaqua are willing to help,? says Jaime Wright. ?Chappaqua loves Hillary.?
Clinton?s future plans were also a hot topic, with speculation about a run for governor or a renewed try for the White House in 2012 among the possibilities. Either idea has some in Chappaqua exited.
"She's definitely a powerful leader, a good leader. I have faith in Hillary,? says Chris Matra. ?I definitely think she has great ideas and she knows what she's doing."


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