Chelsea Clinton pumps up mom Hillary at ASU rally

Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton's daughter, stopped by ASU to campaign for her mother.

TEMPE, Ariz. - Just hours before the final presidential debate Wednesday night, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton continued her campaign to win Arizona as her daughter, Chelsea, spoke at Arizona State University.

Chelsea was the second of three Democrat voices to visit Arizona this week, as Bernie Sanders hit Flagstaff and Tucson Tuesday and First Lady Michelle Obama is headed to the Phoenix Convention Center Thursday.

Chelsea Clinton worked to build up her mother at the rally while tearing down Republican nominee Donald Trump.

"I am ridiculously biased towards her," she said.

She also worked to connect with the crowd of about 800 on a level all too familiar to them: cost of education. She said her mother's debt-free college plan would make it easier for future students to pay for school.

"Being too intimidated by the cost of education should not determine what your dreams are," she said.

Norma Abel said she has a son at ASU and another in high school, and the plan struck home for her.

"That is very, very key, not only for my children, but for all the other, you know, children throughout Arizona and throughout the nation," she said.

Clinton later turned toward Trump, decrying his demeanor.

"I never thought I would see in my lifetime, the almost daily diet of hate speech coming out of Donald Trump," she said.

Nisha Ahir, an ASU student, said she looks up to Chelsea Clinton.

"She empowers women, she stands up for all the beliefs her mom and dad stood up for," she said. "I think it's great."

Michelle Obama will be at the Phoenix Convention Center at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to cap Hillary Clinton's push in Arizona this week.

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