The 2016 Presidential election came to Omaha as Secretary Hillary Clinton was making a campaign stop in Nebraska's District 02. Nebraska is one a few states that can split their electoral votes. Looking to Omaha's native billionaire and world financial icon Warren Buffett for a boost, Hillary was making a run at getting at least one electoral vote out of this red state. Former U.S. Senator Ben Nelson also joined the list of speakers who came out in support of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
Hillary Clinton outlined in her speech her economic agenda which included infrastructure spending. She has called for spending $275 billion over a five-year period to help rebuild the nation’s highways, bridges, ports and airports. She also said she would work to make college tuition free for the middle class, and to promote trades for people who don’t want to go to college and get a four-year degree. She wasn't clear on specifics of how she planned to pay for all of it.
Roughly 3,000 people attended the rally at Omaha North High School. It was an energetic crowd, however, most of those seated inside the gymnasium were Omaha North students and athlets. Space remained open on the gymnasium floor. Many people likely came for a chance to hear and see Clinton who is striving to become America's first female president.