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Former NBA player Jason Collins campaigns in Portland for Hillary Clinton

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Former NBA player Jason Collins campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Portland on Friday. (Source: KPTV) Former NBA player Jason Collins campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Portland on Friday. (Source: KPTV)
Former NBA player Jason Collins campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Portland on Friday. (Source: KPTV) Former NBA player Jason Collins campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Portland on Friday. (Source: KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Former NBA player Jason Collins took to the streets of Portland Friday to campaign for Hillary Clinton.  

Collins, alongside Commissioner Loretta Smith, began their campaign at Terrell Brandon’s Barbershop on Northeast Alberta Street. 

Collins took the time to chat with people as they got their hair cut and talked with them about why he thinks they should vote for Clinton. 

Collins said he’s known both Bill and Hillary Clinton for some 20 years now, and he also went to Stanford with Chelsea Clinton. He said besides being good people who have strong family values, he believes Hillary Clinton will break down barriers for all Americans. 

"We are huge supporters of the campaign and Hillary Clinton, and I'm looking forward to her being the next president of America," Collins said. 

Collins was the first openly gay male athlete to play in the NBA.

Collins will also join the Human Rights Campaign for an LGBT for Hillary Happy Hour as part of Hillary for Oregon's LGBT Week of Action. The week kicked off on Monday with Human Rights Campaign Portland leadership issuing a statement of support for Hillary Clinton.  

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