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Clinton Addresses Email Flap, Encourages Early Voting

Hillary Clinton addressed a crowd of voters at Smale Riverfront Park Monday evening.
Bill Rinehart
Hillary Clinton addressed a crowd of voters at Smale Riverfront Park Monday evening.

Hillary Clinton stopped in Cincinnati Monday night for a campaign rally eight days before the election.  

Secretary Clinton addressed the latest controversy to plague her presidential campaign. The FBI director on Friday said agents were reviewing more emails connected to a Clinton aide.  Clinton had already been accused of using a private server, and putting classified information at risk.

"I made a mistake. I'm not making any excuses. But I will tell you this, if they want to look at some more emails of one of my staffers, by all means, go ahead. Look at them. And I know they will reach the same conclusion they reached when they looked at my emails last year, right?"

FBI Director James Comey declined to press charges last summer.

The email issue doesn't bother some Clinton supporters. Julie Braucksick of University Heights says, "Those emails don't even show anything. They don't even know that there's anything at all in them about Hillary. They know nothing and this is a mountain out of a molehill."

Not everyone in the crowd was a die-hard supporter.  Celeste Lizama of Norwood was on the fence when she arrived. "I think because just with a lot of the slander between both of the two politicians, it took my attention away from the issues because it seemed like they were spending more time on each other than what the issues are at hand. So I think that's why I really needed to be here tonight just to hear her speak passionately about what she intends to do when she becomes president."

While Clinton pushed for early voting, Lizama says she's a traditionalist and will wait to vote until Election Day.

At Smale Riverfront Park, Clinton predicted a high turnout at the polls.

"Twenty-three million people have already voted in this election and more than one million of them are right here in Ohio. There is no doubt, if we vote, we win," she says.

Former Clinton rival Senator Bernie Sanders will campaign for her on Thursday in Cincinnati.  The Donald Trump campaign does not have any campaign events listed in the area.

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Rinehart has been a radio reporter since 1994 with positions in markets like Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio: and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati’s WLW-AM.