PHOTOS: Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Raleigh

Jun 22, 2016

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made her first campaign stop in North Carolina since the end of the primary season.

She told several thousand supporters at the Exposition Center at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh that if elected, she would launch a job creation plan during her first hundred days in office.

She said the program of incentives and investment would be paid for in part by taxing the super rich.

"Let's ask the wealthiest Americans to pay more, including new tax on multi-millionaires," Clinton said. "That's not only the right thing to do, it's smart for our economy, because these steps will help pay for the investment we need."  

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a similar rally in Greensboro last week.

Clinton pledged no new tax increases for the middle class and vowed to raise the federal minimum wage. She also laid out a plan to lessen the burden of student loans.

See more photos from Clinton's rally in Raleigh:

Hillary Clinton supporters line up outside the Exposition Center at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on June 22, 2016 to hear from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
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Hillary Clinton supporter Susan Campbell, of Greensboro, checks in with Democratic Party volunteer Blaike Bibb outside the Exposition Center at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on June 22, 2016.
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Tina Bessias holds an umbrella for her friend Janet Seiz while waiting outside the Exposition Center at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on June 22, 2016. The two Durham women waited to see presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
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Terrie Whitt checks her phone while waiting to see presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Exposition Center at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on June 22, 2016.
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Hillary Clinton supporters line up outside the Exposition Center at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on June 22, 2016 to hear from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
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Jitander_Kalia, of Springfield, waits to see presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Exposition Center at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on June 22, 2016.
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Conner Addison, 11, swings at a Donald Trump pinata outside the Exposition Center at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on June 22, 2016.
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Angelo Rivera, a vendor from Kansas City, sells Hillary Clinton paraphernalia outside the Exposition Center at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on June 22, 2016.
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Vendors sell Hillary Clinton paraphernalia outside the Exposition Center at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on June 22, 2016.
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on June 22, 2016.
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