Clinton tells husband to come out of retirement

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she has told her husband Bill Clinton to come out of retirement to help with her jobs and manufacturing plan.

KENTUCKY (Reuters) - At a campaign stop in Ashland, Kentucky, on Monday (May 2), Hillary Clinton said she told her husband, former President Bill Clinton, he would have to come out of retirement to work on her jobs and manufacturing plan if she became president.

Clinton made the statement at an intimate meeting in a restaurant with the leader of a local steel workers union and several of some 600 workers who were laid off when AK Steel Holding Corp announced in October that it would idle one of its furnaces amid a supply glut and lower steel prices.

Her decision to embark on a two-day Appalachian tour is in part timed ahead of Democratic nominating contests in West Virginia on May 10 and in Kentucky on May 17 as she seeks to secure the nomination before the party's July convention.