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Hillary Clinton visits RI, endorsed by Gorbea

Hillary Clinton (Photo courtesy of Central Falls Mayor James Diossa)

The race for the White House made a stop in Rhode Island.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday visited East Greenwich, and picked up an endorsement while in the Ocean State.

NBC 10 News learned that Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea endorsed Clinton, who is a former United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady of the United States.

"I admire Secretary Clinton for making elections a cornerstone of her campaign," Gorbea said in a statement. "It is clear that our elections must adapt to the needs of today's voters and take advantage of modern technology. As working mothers, Secretary Clinton and I understand that no one should have to choose between voting and family or job responsibilities."

Gorbea went on to say that she applauds Clinton's proposals for universal and automatic voter registration, as well as early voting.

"Secretary Clinton has the leadership and vision that is needed to move our country forward, and I am excited to endorse her for President of the United States," said Gorbea.

Clinton was expected at a fundraiser at the home of democrat Mark Weiner.

Former Providence Mayor Joseph Paolino is co-hosting.

Tickets start at $1,000.

There are three other Democratic candidates in the race, including former Gov. Lincoln Chafee.

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