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Clinton to young voters: Don't sit out midterms

By Emily Wagster Pettus
Associated Press Writer / October 14, 2010

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OXFORD, Miss.—Former President Bill Clinton says young people will be committing "malpractice" if they sit out the midterm elections and let Republicans win this fall.

The former president says young people need to turn out and vote for Democrats in congressional races. He says the party has worked to create jobs and make student loans more affordable during the tough economy.

"You're committing malpractice if you sit this election out," Clinton told about 2,000 people at the University of Mississippi, where he stumped for Democratic congressman Travis Childers.

Clinton also says Republicans and tea party activists are egging on Americans' anger, making emotional appeals that blame Democrats for all of the country's woes

"Right now, it's not a thinking election," Clinton said of the fall campaign's tenor.

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton says young people will be committing "malpractice" if they vote for Republicans this fall.

The former president says young people need to turn out and vote for Democrats in congressional races. He says the party has worked to create jobs and make student loans more affordable during the tough economy.

"You're committing malpractice if you sit this election out," Clinton told about 2,000 people at the University of Mississippi, where he stumped for Democratic congressman Travis Childers.

Clinton also says Republicans and tea party activists are egging on Americans' anger, making emotional appeals that blame Democrats for all of the country's woes

"Right now, it's not a thinking election," Clinton said of the fall campaign's tenor.