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Hillary Clinton stumps for Braley, John McCain for Ernst

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Just days away from the general election, the campaigning is stronger than ever.

Hillary Clinton took a trip to Cedar Rapids to support Bruce Braley. She spoke about how he helped the area recover from the 2008 floods, which she said devastated her because she visited so many of the cities during her 2008 presidential run.

She said during that time, she also learned a lot about Iowans.

"You test your candidates," said Clinton. "You actually force them to be the best they can be. I understand that, and they have to be able to answer the tough questions, which Bruce has been willing to do and his opponent has not."

John McCain joined Joni Ernst at the American Legion in Coralville.

"Joni's military background and experience, we've got (a) crisis in veterans' health care, we're got issues of national security, and I think she would be a very important and instant addition to the United States Senate," said McCain.

"It's about the momentum," said Ernst. "It's about the Iowa way -- the way we've been able to accomplish economic success here in the state of Iowa, and compare that to national, where most Iowans feel we're sliding backwards."

McCain and Ernst spoke to veterans about how having military experience could help her in the senate -- and veterans liked what they heard.

"I think she's patriotic," said Don Hartvigsen, who served in Korea. "I think she's going to put us on a new path."

Braley recapped several of his campaign platforms and this event really focused on the differences between Ernst and Braley.

"When it comes to public policy, we're on your side," said Braley.

"One of my main interests in supporting Bruce is access to education," said Mette Kelley, an attendee at the event who lives in Mount Vernon.

With less than a week left, the candidates are asking voters to get out to the polls.

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