COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Hillary Clinton brings her presidential campaign to Columbus Thursday morning.
Clinton will speak at a “Women for Hillary” grassroots organizing meeting at the Columbus Athenaeum. According to her campaign Clinton will discuss issues of concern for women and families “including equal pay, paid leave, fair scheduling, child care and reproductive rights.”
The event is scheduled to run from 9:45-11:15 a.m.
Michele Mueller and Joyce Schrimplin from the Cincinnati area will attend. They are part of a group of women who met at a phone bank for Hillary Clinton in 2007 when she ran in a primary against Barack Obama. They have remained friends ever since.
“I think all of us, to the level of our ability, plan to really hit the bricks and campaign hard,” said Schrimplin.
Earlier this week, Clinton publicly apologized for using a private email server while Secretary of State.
“I should have used two email addresses, one for personal matters and one for my work at the State Department,” she said. “Not doing so was a mistake. I’m sorry about it, and I take full responsibility.”
The issue has dogged her campaign for weeks and taken a toll on her poll numbers, leading some voters to say they don’t trust her.
Schrimplin believes the email controversy will eventually fade away.
“I’m concerned because we want her to win. Concerned in terms of trust? Not at all,” Schrimplin said.
Ohio State University law school student Brooks Boron is something of a Hillary Clinton super fan. He says he first met her at a book signing when he was 11 years old. Boron says Clinton has inspired him to pursue a career in public service.
Boron says Clinton stands out among other Democratic candidates and potential candidates.
“I’ve met Vice-President (Joe) Biden and Senator (Bernie) Sanders and I’m fans of theirs as well but I think that Secretary Clinton is, and her record speaks for itself, she’s the most experienced candidate this country’s ever seen.”
Tickets for the Thursday event are available to the public at www.hillaryclinton.com. NBC4 will bring you live coverage of the event.