Presidential candidates coming to Pa, Del. ahead of primaries

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The presidential candidates are now turning their attention to Pennsylvania and Delaware ahead of next Tuesday's primaries. (WPVI)

Democrat Bernie Sanders took a big loss in New York Tuesday, but on Wednesday supporters in Philadelphia were looking to sugar-coat the loss, as it were, with a different kind of rally.

Ben and Jerry of the famous Vermont-based ice cream company have made a special flavor to show their support of their state's U.S. senator.

On Wednesday the founders were in Rittenhouse Square handing samples out for free at event to drum up support.

It was just one sign that the presidential race is heading to our area ahead of next Tuesday's primaries in both Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Coming off her big New York win on Tuesday, Democrat Hillary Clinton's momentum is now steering towards Pennsylvania.

On Wednesday morning, organizers began setting up at St. Paul's Baptist Church at 10th and Wallace streets for an invitation-only event for Clinton later in the day. She will be accompanied by former Attorney General Eric Holder and the group Mothers of the Movement.

Clinton will also appear at an event at the Fillmore Theatre Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. That one is open to the public.

Sanders plans to meet Pennsylvania voters in Reading on Thursday, after spending time on Tuesday speaking to supporters at Penn State in Happy Valley.

At a stop in Philly, Republican Ted Cruz acknowledged that Pennsylvania is considered a battleground state.

And indeed it is. With a total of 71 delegates on the line, 54 are unbound.

Republican John Kasich has already stopped in Pittsburgh and will bring his campaign to both Delaware and Chester counties on Thursday.

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who, like Clinton, won big in New York Tuesday, has no stops planned so far in Pennsylvania, opting to leave winnable delegates on the table.

Trump plans to be in Delaware on Friday.
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