By Tom Mustin

PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4)– Hillary Clinton spoke to a packed house at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo on Wednesday afternoon, hammering Donald Trump on everything from immigration to how he treats women.

While her speech was short on specifics, she made it clear that she needs to win Colorado to win the presidency.

Hillary Clinton in Pueblo (credit: CBS)

Hillary Clinton in Pueblo (credit: CBS)

“I always feel so welcome when I come here to Pueblo. I think I’ll come here anytime it gets hot in the White House,” Clinton told a raucous crowd.

In her first Colorado stop since August, the Democratic presidential nominee wasted little time attacking her Republican rival Trump- blasting him on his treatment of women, lack of experience, and his dwindling support in the Republican party.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“I’m very grateful for all the newspapers who are endorsing me, some of whom have never endorsed a Democrat before. He has targeted immigrants, African Americans, Latinos. He’s targeted POWs, people with disabilities, Muslims and so many others.”

Clinton did not discuss her latest crisis, the WikiLeaks release of embarrassing emails, instead sticking to familiar topics like taxes and education. She also blasted Trump on his negative attack ads.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“That’s all they have left. Pure negativity, pessimism,” said Clinton.

Clinton’s message resonated with many pueblo residents.

“Trump’s rhetoric or hate, and hating different ethnic groups, That’s not what Pueblo is about,” Regina Carpenter told CBS4’s Tom Mustin.

Juan Burnett agreed, “This job is a voice for the people. It has nothing to do with yourself. Trump is all about him, Hillary is all about the people.”

Colorado has the highest percentage of registered voters of any state in the nation. With mail-in ballots being sent on Monday, Clinton urged Coloradans to get out the vote.

“You could not have two more different people running for president than me and Donald Trump.”

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Clinton left Pueblo immediately to attend another campaign stop in Las Vegas. One staffer told Mustin the election is just a few weeks away, and “there’s no rest for the weary.”

Tom Mustin is CBS4’s Weekend Anchor. He has been with CBS4 since 2002, and is always looking for great story ideas. Connect with Tom on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @TomCBS4.

  1. Kathleen Lake says:

    Yes, we know trump would make a terrible president hillary… but that is not enought to get you my vote.
    Why Hillary Clinton makes your skin crawl even if you supported her from the beginning.
    I am the first person to say people can change. But… anyone who has changed significantly will tell you, bad behavior, doing wrong and the patterns of thought that make evil possible never really leave you. You cannot “unknow” what you know. You can stop it … but you can’t unknow how to do it. Because you “know” … it’s very easy to revert .. too easy. Characterological change requires daily vigilance. Patterns of behavior are difficult to change. It is so worth it, but no honest person will tell you that it is always easy.
    The reason why people say that history is the best predictor of future action is because it’s true.
    Hillary is not contrite, she has not changed and she continues to do things we all know are wrong even if she can no longer tell the difference. From being a frontrunner in blaming a rape victim in court and laughing about it, to the illegal and immoral murder of non combatants and joking about drone strikes … you know her patina of adult compassion, wisdom and humility is a fake… your own good mind is warning you what’s coming and you are hiding your eyes.
    Your skin crawls in protest.
    Listen to clinton laugh it’s depraved. That has not changed. No clinton and no trump. Vote your conscience.

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