Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tells the press corps - traveling on the same plane with her for the first time - that it is the “last moment before the mad dash” to the White House. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton began flying in a new campaign plane to events in Illinois and Ohio on Monday (September 5), joined for the first time by her traveling press corps. The Boeing 737 is emblazoned with Stronger Together and her campaign logo on the tail. "Welcome to our big plane. It's so exciting," Clinton said as she welcomed the press on her new plane. "I am so happy to have all of you with me. I was just waiting for this moment," Clinton said. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton opened the final, two-month stretch of the U.S. presidential campaign on Monday in the battleground state of Ohio as the Republican nominee saw a strengthening in opinion poll numbers that put pressure on his heavily favored Democratic rival. The Labor Day holiday is the traditional kickoff to the frenzied, last stretch of campaigning ahead of the Nov. 8 election, and both Trump and Clinton chose to begin their day in Cleveland. Clinton, scheduled to make a stop at a local business before marching in a Labor Day parade, told the press corps - traveling on the same plane with her for the first time - that it was the "last moment before the mad dash" to the White House. "I'm ready, I'm more than ready," Clinton said before takeoff. Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine arrived in Cleveland, Ohio where they greeted people on the tarmac.