Hillary Clinton Holds Rally In Tempe

By Carrie Jung, Jude Joffe-Block
Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 8:01pm
Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:58pm
(Photo by Jude Joffe-Block - KJZZ)
The crowd waits for Hillary Clinton to take the stage in Tempe on Nov. 2, 2016.

The rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at ASU on Wednesday night attracted thousands of people. The line to enter the event wrapped around the intramural fields twice and continued down Apache Boulevard.

Kesha Helmic and her son had a spot near the front. She said she came out to help her teenage son get excited about voting.

"I think it’s important. And getting people his age excited about politics when they’re still young then they carry it through with them into their adulthood," Helmic said.

While there were no major protests outside the venue, a few people were walking around the area with signs supporting various social movements. Matika Wilber was with a group against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

"If she’s going to be the president of the United States, she’s going to have to make a statement about these very important issues. Both related to sovereignty sacredness and more so than that our human rights," Wilber said.

This was Clinton's first visit to Arizona since the general election season officially kicked off.

The last Democratic presidential candidate to visit Arizona for a rally during the general election season was John Kerry in 2004.