Clinton links voter anger to 2008 recession
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Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHouse Democrats expand 2018 targets The Hill's 12:30 Report Podesta: Trump 'unfit' for office MORE on Monday night tied voter anger in this presidential election cycle to the 2008 recession.

During a rally in Milwaukee, the Democratic presidential front-runner pointed to the record of her husband, former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonFeehery: Trump’s first budget test Five things to watch for in the Trump budget Clinton administration official knocks 'soap opera' of Trump White House MORE, and blamed Republicans for hurting the progress made during his tenure.

"Well, look at what happened to us: We had a balanced budget and a surplus, plus all those jobs, plus that rising income," Clinton said at the rally ahead of the state’s primary next Tuesday.

"We were coming together as a nation, and they reversed everything," Clinton added. "They went back to trickle-down economics."

Clinton noted how many jobs were lost during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and cautioned voters to be wary of the GOP candidates' rhetoric as they campaign throughout Wisconsin.

"They’re angry because of what happened to them, their families, their friends, their neighbors. People saw it, they felt it," Clinton said.

"We are back on the right track, and I don’t think President Obama gets the credit he deserves for digging us out of that ditch," she added.

Clinton and her primary rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersIf you want to identify as 'pro-life,' then support pro-abortion rights Spike Lee on Trump: Bad dancer, 'not my president' Biden fuels 2020 speculation MORE are in a tight race in the Badger State. 

The former secretary of State has received endorsements from Wisconsin Democrats Sen. Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinDem senator presses Trump for combat ship funding Congressional Democrats going the wrong way on carried interest tax Dems request insider trading investigation into top Trump adviser MORE and Rep. Gwen MooreGwen MooreHouse Dems ask Fed to consider diverse candidates to fill Richmond vacancy Black Dems tell Trump: ‘We have a lot to lose’ Dem rep to introduce bill to block use of federal funds for Trump's border wall MORE, but Clinton is only two points ahead of the Vermont senator in the state, according to RealClearPolitics.

During the rally, the former secretary of State encouraged voter turnout on April 5 as she seeks to extend her delegate lead and rebound after her trio of losses to Sanders over the weekend.

“You got one of the most important primaries a week from tomorrow, and we need everybody to turn out and vote,” she said. I need you because we’re doing well, but we got to finish the job and get the nomination and then go forward and win with your help in November.”