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Clinton's 'Biggest' Supporter

May 8, 2008, 9:47 PM by Lou Raguse

Clinton's 'Biggest' Supporter
One of Hillary Clinton's 'biggest' supporters in South Dakota is a young man small in stature.

USD student Ryan Moore was born with a rare form of dwarfism, and his family struggled finding health insurance.

He's known Clinton for much of his life, and he wouldn't miss this campaign stop.

After taking the stage in Sioux Falls, one of the first things Sen. Hillary Clinton did was introduce the crowd to one of her 'biggest' supporters - Ryan Moore, a 21-year-old University of South Dakota junior, who stands 3-feet-10-inches tall.

"Someone I've known most of his life now, Ryan Moore and his mother Marla," Clinton said.

"I suffer from a rare form of dwarfism," Moore says.

A year after Moore was born, the company where his dad worked went out of business, leaving the family without health insurance. 

"It took my dad a whole other year to find another job because of my health care situation," Moore says.

Lou Raguse: He needed someone that would cover him? 
Moore: Exactly.
 
When he was 7 years old, Moore's family traveled to Washington to testify before Congress. He caught Clinton's eye, and during her speech, she picked him up, and used his family's situation as a real example that the country needs a health care overhaul. 

Fourteen years later, they're still friends 

Clinton: Well, Mr. Senior! 
Moore: Yeah, today was my last final.
Clinton: What are you doing this summer? 
Moore: Doing a couple internships. 

The issue of health care is especially on Moore's mind now. He graduates from college next year and will need to find health insurance of his own. He's worried, because of his pre-existing condition. 

"Yeah, i'm going to be going out in the job market. And finding a job with good health insurance is going to be a huge factor for me. It's going to be pretty difficult," Moore says.

Knowing Clinton on a personal level, Moore believes she's the one with the best health care answer. 

"She's just so compassionate about kids, health care, making sure everyone's taken care of," Moore says.

Moore says he knows Clinton is in a tough spot right now, trailing Barack Obama in delegates. But Moore, for one, hopes she keeps fighting. 

"She's never forgotten about our family, and I think that's an attribute she'd take in as president," he says.

Leading up to the Iowa caucuses, Ryan Moore helped Clinton on several other campaign stops in Iowa.

Watch the entire Clinton rally

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