Clinton links voter anger to 2008 recession
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) 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 ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump’s first year in office was the year of the woman Can a president be impeached for non-criminal conduct? Dems search for winning playbook 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 SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersMellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) Former Sanders campaign manager: Don't expect email list to be shared with DNC Adult film star: Trump and Stormy Daniels invited me to 'hang out' MORE are in a tight race in the Badger State. 

The former secretary of State has received endorsements from Wisconsin Democrats Sen. Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinSenate campaign fundraising reports roll in Listen: EMILY’s List upbeat about Dem House in '19 Bolton to spend M boosting Wisconsin Senate candidate MORE and Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MoorePelosi rips Trump administration's 'thought control' on CDC Dem: Trump banning words in CDC documents ‘deeply disturbing and offensive’ Dem rep: Moore supporter called my office pretending to be a reporter, shouted racial slurs 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.”