Hillary Clinton To Speak At Carnegie Mellon University

Apr 5, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stands on stage during a rally at Cahoes High School on Monday, April 4, 2016.
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Hillary Clinton is making her first Pennsylvania stop of the election cycle. The presidential hopeful will visit Carnegie Melon University on Wednesday. 

Clinton recently opened her first Pittsburgh campaign office in East Liberty and has held multiple fundraisers in the city since 2015.

The former secretary of state’s visit comes just a week after her Democratic opponent, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, drew more than 8,000 to his stump at the David Lawrence Convention Center on Thursday. His speech focused on blue-collar workers and how big-dollar deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement have hurt manufacturing jobs. 

Historically, Clinton has done well in Pennsylvania. She beat then-candidate Barack Obama in the 2008 state primary by strong margins. 

Recent figures by Harper Polling have Clinton beating Sanders by 22 points. She held a more secure 30-point lead in March. 

Clinton is scheduled to visit Philadelphia earlier in the day Wednesday. Sanders is scheduled to attend his own rally that night at the Liacouras Center at Philadelphia's Temple University.

Both candidates will also appear at a Democratic debate April 14 in Brooklyn, New York, before New York's April 19 primary.

Pennsylvania’s primary is April 26. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.