Candidates battle it out in PA

March 13, 2008 2:14:59 PM PDT
Sen. Clinton due in Pittsburgh on Friday, Saturday. PITTSBURGH (AP) - New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has scheduled two campaign stops in Pittsburgh on Friday. She also plans to appear at the city's St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday.

Clinton's campaign has not released details about the Friday afternoon appearances.

Clinton's campaign says she will also appear at a St. Patrick's Day parade in Scranton on Saturday.

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Sen. Obama visit canceled; wife's visits still on

MONACA, Pa. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's planned meeting at the Penn State-Beaver campus on Thursday has been called off. His campaign says it's because of Senate votes.

Obama's wife, Michelle, remains scheduled to appear in the Philadelphia suburbs that day in her first campaign visits to Pennsylvania.

At a private event in Ardmore, she will read to children and host a women's roundtable. She will then hold public rallies at Abington High School and Villanova University.

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Bill Clinton tells Pa. voters wife will bring jobs, health care

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Bill Clinton told voters in Erie that as president his wife would create manufacturing jobs, provide affordable health care and strengthen the middle class.

Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of about 500 people, the former president laid out reasons he believes Americans should elect Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to the office he once held. He was interrupted once by a man who blamed the former president's trade policies for job losses.

The same day, daughter Chelsea Clinton was slated to visit Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Lebanon Valley College in Annville and Point Park University in Pittsburgh.

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Sen. John McCain plans Pa. primary campaign stops

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain will be campaigning in central and eastern Pennsylvania at the end of the week.

The Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting is scheduled to meet Thursday with employees at Turbine Airfoil Design in Harrisburg, an event that is closed to the public.

He'll also hold private fundraisers that day at the West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill and at The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia.

On Friday, McCain will host a meeting at Springfield Township Country Club in suburban Philadelphia.

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