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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tony Jeffries plans on attending Clinton event.
It's a mixed bag for Clay County residents as to whether they plan to head to Terre Haute Thursday to see Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) in action.

The Clinton campaign recently announced it would be making a pit stop in Terre Haute Thursday.

Although details are sketchy, the event is scheduled for the morning.

Mona Rogers however, will not be able to attend.
It has not been announced where she will be speaking.

County resident Tony Jeffries said his son, Rick Jeffries, volunteered his limousine service to pick Clinton up from the airport.

"I'm going to go over and see her," Tony Jeffries said. "I'm glad to see her.

Sharaya Purkhiser would like to attend.
"I never have been able to go and see a presidential candidate in person. And you know what, I hope she talks to me."

Tony Jeffries said he planned to see Clinton's rival, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who spoke in Plainfield during the weekend, but was unable to attend the sold-out event.

On the other hand, resident Robert Bell said he would not be attending Thursday's festivities.

"I'd rather spend time with the kids," Bell said.

Clay County residents Jerry Lee and Cindy Schmitz agreed, but for various reasons.

"I might be interested, but I'm not going to be in town," Lee said. "I'm not a political person."

"Too many people are going," Schmitz said.

"And I just don't follow politics that closely."

Area resident Mona Rogers, however, said if she wasn't working Thursday, she would be there.

"I've got to work. I probably would have (gone)," Rogers said.

"I'm interested in what she has to say. It would have been kind of interesting to see one of them."

Sharaya Purkhiser said she may also have to work Thursday, but would be in Terre Haute if she did not have too.

"If I could, I would," Purkhiser said. "Because, personally, I think (Clinton) should be the president."

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I do have to work on Thursday, but I can take vacation time, and therefore, I will be going to see Sen. Clinton. I have visited the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR and I saw former President, Bill Clinton speak at Butler a few years ago. I'm super excited! GO HILLARY!!!

-- Posted by millertime on Wed, Mar 19, 2008, at 9:43 AM

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