Hillary Clinton makes campaign stops in Hammond, Mishawaka

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Hillary Clinton visits Munster Steel Corporation on April 26, 2016

HAMMOND, Ind. – Hillary Clinton made her support for the steel industry very clear at her first campaign stop in northwest Indiana on Tuesday.

She received a tour of Munster Steel Corporation before stopping to speak in front of a crowd of workers. She said that one of the biggest and most important battles this country faces is over steel, and she said she has plans to prevent foreign countries like China from abusing global trade rules. “I will have the federal government join with the trades and businesses in bring trades cases against China,” Clinton said.

Clinton also said that she believes the most important issue in this election is bringing back middle class jobs and wages to America.

Clinton then headed to the AM General Plant in Mishawaka, where she gave a speech.

She congratulated the plant’s efforts in manufacturing and said she wanted to take what they do to a national level.

“We must support organised labor and unions…An organised workforce and a plant like this is an asset,” she said.

She said roughly 100,000 people in Indiana are supported by the auto industry.

“Over the last seven years, automakers have come back,” she said.