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Chelsea Clinton campaigns in Michigan

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Chelsea Clinton, daughter of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton was in Michigan campaigning for her mom.

But in Flint, she felt the crisis hit home as a new and expecting mom.

"My daughter could have been poisoned. I could have lost my child," Clinton said.

Clinton spoke at the local pipe fitters union in Flushing.  She said she worries what could have happened had she been a resident of the city besieged with issues.

"Part of what I hope to do is to shine a light on the moral catastrophe that is Flint and also that we know what needs to happen and the catastrophe will only get worse if we don't act," Clinton said.

Clinton said this isn't the first time her mother has been involved in helping children afflicted with lead poisoning.

"This is an issue my mom has been working on for more than 40 years. So this is not political. It is certainly personal," Clinton said.

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