Chelsea Clinton campaigns in Racine

Posted at 12:23 PM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-10 20:02:00-04

RACINE -- Hillary Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, made a stop in Wisconsin Monday afternoon, speaking to nearly 300 people at the Living Light Community Center in Racine.

She encouraged people to vote early and spoke about her mother's platform and important issues to her.

Some voters at the event still haven't decided what candidate they support with 28 days left to go before the general election.

"I think we live in a world as you can see from the presidential debate last night that is way too partisan," said Aaron Kohrs, an undecided voter. "People have this bipolar view-set where they surround themselves with people who have the same views."

Kohrs said he attended Monday's event to speak with other people and hear other perspectives, something he encourages all voters to do before November 8.

"Just listen, just talk with the people even if it's hard," Kohrs said. "Don't curse at them, just say, 'I'm sorry, I disagree with you but I'm glad to hear your view and that's how democracy works.'"

Chelsea Clinton opened the event up for questions at the end of her speech, including a question from a voter who asked what her mother would do to bridge the political divide if elected.

Clinton said her mother has demonstrated that already in her career, and she can continue that work as president.

"I think we have to find common ground where it exists, and I think we have to make it clear that that common ground is our common ground, and there is no place for the divisive and often hateful rhetoric that again, I never thought I'd see in my lifetime," Clinton said.

Clinton also jokingly asked for parenting advice from Monday's crowd after she apparently received some valuable advice at an event in Iowa.

"This man stood up and said 'when my two daughters were teething, we gave them frozen blueberries to chew on,' and I have to say that advice literally changed our lives," she said.

Many voters at the event were already firm in their decision to vote for Hillary Clinton, but one small business owner said still thinks there's too much of a gap between parties.

"I'm pretty sure if you ask anybody who is extreme right or extreme left, you're going to find that 8 out of our 10 things are the same," said Maureen Farmar-Johnson.