West Side Democratic Club welcomes Bill Clinton for Dyngus Day

Former President Bill Clinton spoke to a large crowd Monday afternoon at South Bend’s West Side Democratic Club.

Hours before his expected arrival, hundreds lined up outside the club, hoping to catch a glimpse of the former president.

And they were not disappointed!

When Bill and his daughter Chelsea arrived, they spent several minutes talking with supporters and shaking hands.

Some even had the opportunity to take a picture with the president.

For the first Dyngus Day in 40 years, the national presidential campaign took center stage during the day’s festivities.

“It is a tough race, it’s a close race. That's why we've got people that are in Indiana, because we've got something to say this year,” explained former Indiana Governor Joe Kernan. “That's not been true for forty years.”

In 1968, Dyngus Day got its first taste of presidential politicking, as Bobby Kennedy made a visit.

Kennedy's daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, was also on hand Monday at the West Side Democratic Club to support Hillary Clinton's candidacy.

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