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Chelsea Clinton speaks at Ball State, other universities

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About 1,000 people attended the event. About 1,000 people attended the event.

Muncie - Ball State University is the latest stop for the Clinton family as they continue the Hoosiers for Hillary campaign.

Ball State was Chelsea Clinton's second stop in Indiana on behalf of her mother Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The 28-year-old daughter of the former first family talked to a crowd of around 1,000 people.

Chelsea and her father former President Bill Clinton campaigned across the state Monday, hoping to secure a win for Hillary Clinton in Indiana's primary. Clinton trails rival Barack Obama in the delegate count for Democratic nominee, but the race is still close.

Now Clinton's campaign is tapping into Chelsea Clinton's star power to persuade young voters to cast a ballot for her mother.

Chelsea Clinton answered questions ranging from a troop pull-out of Iraq to health care to college affordability.

"She wants to expand Pell grants, to double the Pell grant maximum which is now $5400 which my mom wrote which the president finally signed, to $10,800 and to expand elegibility for Pell grants so that more people can apply and receive Pell grants," said Clinton.

Chelsea Clinton also spoke at Butler and IUPUI Tuesday. Actor Sean Astin accompanied her.

"She has actively been working to end the war and bring our men and women home and has done more to support our men and women than anyone else running for president and certainly in standing up with and for our veterans and also standing up for a smarter foreign policy going forward," she said.

Lewinsky question gets the brush-off

During the Butler session, Clinton had a quick retort when asked whether her mother's credibility had been hurt during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Clinton said the male questioner was the first person to ever ask her that question in the some 70 college campuses she's visited and that it was none of his business.

Clinton had picked out the male questioner as she wrapped up the question-and-answer session.

Clinton's answer was met with loud applause from the about 200 people in the audience. After the applause, Clinton said she didn't think that should be the last question.

She took another question on global warming and wrapped up the event.

Chelsea Clinton's appearance won the vote of student Beth Smedhoff.

"I've always been up in the air about who I was gonna vote for. She really convinced me. She did a really good job explaining what her mother stood for and the different positions and it really helped me to become more informed," Smedhoff said.

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