Clinton preparing for debate in DC home

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton boards her campaign plane in White Plains, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, to travel to Philadelphia. Clinton is scheduled to attend rallies in Haverford, Pa. and Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is at her Washington home, preparing for the second presidential debate.

Campaign chairman John Podesta, top aide Jake Sullivan and debate team advisers Ron Klain and Karen Dunn arrived at the Democratic nominee’s home around lunchtime Wednesday.

Podesta told reporters that the town hall setting for Sunday’s debate in St. Louis “is a natural format for her.”

Podesta said “that’s a format that Donald Trump isn’t as used to.”

Bill Clinton is continuing the hard-sell to working class Ohio voters considering whether to send his wife to the White House.

The former president told a union hall audience Wednesday in Youngstown that Democrat Hillary Clinton wants an economy that allows Americans to “rise together.” He said Republican Donald Trump is a dangerous alternative bent on more “trickle down” tax breaks for the wealthy and continued political gridlock.

Bill Clinton advised that “if you don’t want somebody to drive a truck off a cliff, don’t give ’em the keys.”

The former president has been campaigning often in working-class areas where Trump’s anti-globalization message has resonated.

Ohio has about 670,000 workers represented by unions. President Barack Obama won the state in 2012 by about 165,000 votes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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