Clinton, Sanders hold dueling rallies in Philadelphia on primary eve

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Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders held rallies Monday night in Philadelphia. (WPVI)

With Hillary Clinton ahead of Bernie Sanders by 14 points in a recent poll, both staged dueling rallies Monday.

Sanders still thinks he has a path to victory, but Clinton is looking for a decisive win in Pennsylvania Monday.

"I am thrilled to be here in Philadelphia with all of you," Clinton said.

Clinton rallied about 800 people in the City Hall courtyard urging them not just to vote, but to urge all of their friends to go to the polls Tuesday. In doing so, she took a shot at her Democratic opponent, Sanders.

"Remember, the goal here is to make sure we have a Democrat in the White House next January," Clinton said.

Among other issues, the former Secretary of State touched on creating jobs for the middle class, raising the minimum wage, women's rights and equal pay.

"There is nothing that will hold us back, we will have the future that we deserve if we work together and that starts for you tomorrow Philadelphia right here," Clinton said.

Meanwhile at Drexel University there were long lines outside the athletic city where a crowd of over 2,500 greeted Senator Bernie Sanders to thunderous applause.

Sanders' jam packed rallies continue to draw independents and hardcore progressives lured by his anti-establishment views.

"What this campaign is about is demanding millions of people from coast to coast stand up, fight back, and create a government that works for all of us, not the 1%," Sanders said.

If his path to the Democratic nomination would seem to have all but vanished after his 16 point loss in New York last week, Sanders continues to hammer away on Clinton as a candidate of the establishment and Wall Street interests.

"If we stand together and fight back, there is nothing we cannot accomplish," Sanders said.

Pennsylvania is one of five states holding primaries Tuesday including Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

At the very least, the Sanders campaign thinks they can win Rhode Island.

But regardless of what happens, Sanders vows to stay in the race all the way to the convention.
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