ATLANTA, GA (WALB) - Democratic state lawmakers get up close and person with a candidate who could be the nation's first woman president. Hillary Clinton made several campaign stops in Atlanta Friday including a surprise visit to the state capitol.
State Representative Darrel Ealum was one of many Democrats to meet Hillary Clinton today. He says it was an experience he'll never forget.
Day 29 of the Georgia General Assembly session included a surprise visit from Hillary Clinton.
"So we get a message first thing this morning, probably about mid-morning that hey Hillary Clinton is going to be here," said Rep. Darrel Ealum, (D)District 153. That's the buzz. Hillary's going to be here."
Cellphone video was shot by Representative Darrel Ealum who had a front row seat to see Clinton who spoke privately to the Democratic Caucus. He says she had a message of encouragement and also talked about education.
"It really wasn't a campaign speech," said Ealum. "It was just a personal speech to us as legislators you know thanking us for serving thanking us for being Democrats."
Ealum also managed to snap a selfie with the Presidential candidate.
"Everybody had their cellphones you know she was so sweet," said Ealum. "She just started taking pictures with everybody."
Clinton had a busy day in Atlanta meeting with voters including Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
"Oh my gosh, highway patrols and security people Lordy everywhere," said Ealum.
Ealum believes Clinton's experience makes her the woman for the job.
"There's no doubt that no one else," said Ealum. "I mean nobody else brings the experience to the table that she does."
Clinton made her way to South Carolina after leaving Atlanta. Voters cast ballots in the Democratic Primary in South Carolina Saturday.
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