Bill Clinton stumps in Gary ahead of Indiana primary on May 3

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Bill Clinton spoke at the Centennial at 504 venue in downtown Gary on April 30, 2016. (WLS)

Former president Bill Clinton campaigned Saturday for his wife Hillary in Indiana, including a stop in Gary.

"She is the best change maker. She will make the most of the world with all its promise and peril," Clinton told the crowd at the Centennial at 504 venue, a former bank lobby located in downtown Gary at Broadway and 5th Avenue.

Those in attendance said jobs, the economy and education were issues important to them.

"There's a lot of socioeconomic distress in the area, lack of of jobs," said Nina Greer, of Gary.

Bill Clinton attended events in Kokomo and Fort Wayne before arriving at the event in northwest Indiana at about 5:30 p.m.

Hillary also campaigned in Hammond earlier this week, speaking to local iron workers. In her speech, she focused on protecting American jobs and the middle class.

Indiana holds its primary election on Tuesday.

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took Saturday off from the campaign trail. Sanders did attend the White House Correspondent's Dinner in Washington, D.C.

On the Republican side, Carly Fiorina, the vice presidential pick for Ted Cruz, rallied voters in Indiana, slamming the GOP front runner Donald Trump.

Both Cruz and Gov. John Kasich were in California on Saturday. Trump took the day off from campaigning.
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