Clinton links voter anger to 2008 recession
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Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonObama intel chief wonders if Trump is trying to make 'Russia great again' Trump Jr., Manafort reach deal to avoid public hearing next week House Intel panel to interview Kushner amid Russia probe 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 ClintonTrump approval rating sets new low in second quarter: Gallup OPINION | How Democrats stole the nation's lower federal courts Trump legal team spokesman resigns 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 SandersParliamentarian deals setback to GOP repeal bill OPINION | Hey Dems, Russia won't define 2018, so why not fix your party's problems instead? OPINION | They told us to abandon ObamaCare — then came the resistance MORE are in a tight race in the Badger State. 

The former secretary of State has received endorsements from Wisconsin Democrats Sen. Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinSteel industry urges House panel to adopt 'Buy America' rules Major progressive group endorses Martha McSally challenger Vulnerable senators raise big money ahead of 2018 MORE and Rep. Gwen MooreGwen MooreTwo dozen Dems urge TIllerson to keep State's cyber division Defense bill amendments would protect, curb enlistment program for immigrants with in-demand skills Defense bill amendments seek to curb support for Saudis 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.”