"North Carolina, you got a lot on the line," he cautioned. "It's close. It always is."
"So much of this campaign has been consumed by the poison that the other side has poured down the throats of the American people — that it's all bad. But it's not all bad. It's mostly good." The crowd of students seemed to agree and cheered him on. He continued with a chuckle, "I think Hillary has proved by enduring what she's endured that she's the best person to become president."
Nearly 1,500 students crammed onto the lawn of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to hear him speak, and hundreds more who could not get into the fenced outdoor event spilled out onto the sidewalks to catch a glimpse of the former president onstage.
Hillary Clinton's campaign has repeatedly deployed Bill Clinton to red states and made a last-minute decision to send him to North Carolina as polls in that state tightened before Election Day.
"Send them the signal that North Carolina is the stronger together state," he said. "Show them that North Carolina is the future of the United States and the world."
All eyes are on North Carolina, which voted Republican from 1980 to 2004 but went narrowly for Barack Obama in 2008 and went red again for Mitt Romney in 2012. Polls show the state is a toss-up this year, and the Clinton campaign is attempting to turn the state blue again. This was Bill Clinton's 14th time headlining a campaign rally in North Carolina on behalf of Hillary Clinton.
"Go on and claim your future," he urged the young crowd. "We want to lift everybody up."
Bill Clinton's first solo campaign event of the election cycle was Jan. 4, 2016. His spokesman Angel Urena told ABC News that since then, he "has done nearly 600 public events in over 40 states and territories on behalf of his wife and her campaign. That number includes unannounced retail stops across the country."
Bill Clinton was Hillary Clinton's most visible other campaigner during the 2016 election cycle. She will also hold her final campaign rally of 2016 in North Carolina, in Raleigh.