Bill Clinton makes a stop in Tulsa Saturday

Posted at 12:15 PM, Feb 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-28 12:19:54-05

TULSA - Former President Bill Clinton came to Tulsa to campaign on his wife's behalf ahead of the state's presidential primary Tuesday. 

About 800 people packed into the cafeteria at Booker T. Washington High School for the event, according to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

During the event, the former president talked about what Hillary Clinton would do if elected.

The former president said if she becomes president, Hillary would make college affordable for those who choose to attend.

Former President Clinton also spoke on prison reform, saying the U.S. cannot afford to keep "all of these people in prison."

The latest polls show Hillary Clinton leading Sen. Bernie Sanders in Oklahoma by narrow margins, some as close as just two percentage points. Sanders is even spending more campaign funds than her in the state, so some of Clinton's supporters said women will be key to carrying her to victory.

"Men have run this country, and look where we are," said Janine Novack of Tulsa. "We have an opportunity to vote somebody into office, every single woman out there, that will finally and genuinely represent us."

Angie Pitts of Tulsa echoed that sentiment while waiting in the long line outside the school.

"We gave the men chances after chances after chances," Pitts said. "Give this woman one chance. You all quit being hard on Hillary."

Lauren Hayes of Tulsa arrived at 6 a.m. to get the first spot in line. She said she came just to see the former president, not so much to support the former First Lady's candidacy.

"I am a Bernie Sanders supporter, definitely," Hayes said. "I don't feel that Hillary has much to offer America right now."

President Clinton closed the rally, asking the crowd of supporters to "bring Oklahoma home for Hillary."

Watch the player above for the full speech.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook