Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 | 6:10 p.m.
Updated Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 | 2:14 p.m.
Holding an iced Starbucks drink, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton chatted and posed for photographs with students at an informal campaign stop on behalf of her mother Thursday afternoon at UNLV.
Her entourage included actresses America Ferrera from the TV series “Ugly Betty” and Amber Tamblyn, who starred in the TV series “Joan of Arcadia.”
The starlets, like Clinton, talked to young people about issues from education to health care to energy. Clinton made rounds by the Student Union Jamba Juice, sitting with groups of young people for 10 minutes at a time. She connected with them in ways her mom and dad couldn’t, referring to young voters as “us.”
AnnaLisa Valdespino, 22 and a UNLV student, said she thought trotting out Chelsea might have been the Clinton campaign’s way of combating the perception that Barack Obama cared more for young voters than did Hillary Clinton. “It might be to sort of make up for the rumors,” AnnaLisa said.
Students said Chelsea, who perched on table tops when no seats were available, was down to earth.