Bill Clinton: Hillary can reach across the aisle

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“I don’t know anybody in the whole wide world who thinks Democrats are going to win the entire House back in 2016 and get to 60 votes in the Senate,” Clinton said Friday at a rally in Marshalltown, Ia., according to the Des Moines Register.
 
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“On everything she’s ever done, she’s been able to find common ground.”
 
Bill also told several jokes about Hillary at Friday’s Marshalltown Community College rally, which was attended by about 300 people.
 
He said he encouraged his wife to return to Chicago after law school in order to run for office.
 
“She said, ‘Are you out of your mind? No one would ever vote for me. I’m just another pushy woman,’ ” Clinton said, pausing and smiling. 
 
“And she still is,” he added, drawing laughs.
 
He also said he told his wife not to marry him when he proposed.
 
“When I asked her to marry me, I told her, ‘You shouldn’t do it.’ She said, ‘That’s not a very good sales pitch,’” he said. 
 
“I said, ‘Hillary, because of the things that have happened to me in my life, I’ve met some of the most talented people of my generation in politics. Then I became a law student here, and I met you. You’re better than all of them.’ ”
 
The 42nd president kept a low profile in the early stages of the presidential race, but began hitting the campaign trail last week amid a closer-than-expected primary challenge from Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate Dems: Don't leave for break without Supreme Court vote Sanders: Young voters will 'come on board' Clinton's campaign The Trail 2016: The fallout MORE (I-Vt.). He did not mention the Vermont senator during his 40-minute speech.
 
Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump reacted to Clinton’s engagement in the race by bringing up the former president’s nefarious sex scandals, calling him “one of the greatest abusers of all time.”
 
He also alleged Hillary Clinton was an “enabler” for her husband’s infidelity.