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Hillary, Bill hit Queens on campaign trail

By Michael Shain

City Council member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (D-E. Elmhurst) got on the phone to Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff last week to make sure she did not skip Queens in the run-up to next week’s New York state primary.

Clinton, who spoke in Jamaica Sunday morning at the Greater Allen AME Church, sent a surrogate instead to a hastily called rally at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Park, her husband Bill Clinton.

The former president talked up Hillary’s student loan plan, her foreign policy experience and her pro-immigration record to a crowd of several hundred in the Hall’s two-story Central Pavilion.

A small group of protesters from a local community group disrupted Clinton briefly, blaming anti-crime laws he signed while he was president for a rise in the rate of incarceration among minorities. After a few minutes, the protesters were escorted out by police without incident.

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