AMHERST, N.Y. — There wasn't an empty seat in Alumni Arena as thousands came out to hear what Hillary Clinton had to say.
"Not often do you find a former First Lady coming all the way to UB of all places," said UB student Meredith Kaplan.
Clinton addressed growth in Western New York and how the Buffalo Billion could help.
"It will connect employers with the skills that are being taught by educators and acquired by students so young people get those skills that businesses actually need. That should help Western New York," said Clinton.
While she didn't directly address a run for U.S. president in 2016, she described the characteristics she would like to see in a candidate.
"Move away from the slash-and-burn politics, name callings, the successive partisanship, all the rest of it," Clinton said.
Many applauded her answer and some say she already has their vote.
"I think she would make a phenomenal president. She has so much experience, she has served this country in so many ways," said Mayor Byron Brown, D-Buffalo.
"Its about damn time for a woman to be in the Oval Office and I think she would be amazing," said Buffalo resident Jessica Murphy.
There was one heckler who yelled out "What about Benghazi?" but Clinton remained calm and indirectly addressed the man, saying it's better to talk it out than yell.