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Chelsea Clinton stumps for her mother in Watertown

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Chelsea Clinton signs autographs and takes photos with Hilary Clinton supporters in Watertown Monday.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, stopped in Watertown Monday to stump for her mother before New York's primary Tuesday.

Chelsea Clinton, who is expecting her second child this summer, told a room full of supporters at the IBEW Local 191 union hall, this will be the first presidential election she’ll be voting in as a mother.

"So it matters to me that my mom is the only person running for president who has an F rating with the NRA and a strong supporter of gun control. It’s one of those areas I didn’t know I could care more about until I became a parent,” Clinton said.

Clinton focused much of her speech on her mother's record of support for women’s issues – from her efforts to establish paid family leave for state employees in Arkansas while her husband was governor, to her defense of abortion rights.

Watertown resident Charles Mosley says he’s wanted Hillary Clinton to become the next president since after Obama won re-election in 2012.

“I’m sick and tired of seeing the face of men. If England can have Margaret Thatcher and Liberia can have Ellen Johnson SirLeaf its time for us to have a woman president.”

Clinton is currently polling more than 10 points ahead of her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in New York. But in an interview on NBC Monday morning, Sanders said the polling underestimates his popularity. He said his campaign has the energy and the enthusiasm going into Tuesday’s vote.

Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m. You have to be a registered Republican or Democrat to vote in the primaries.