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Clinton a Hit in East Chicago

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Clinton a Hit in East Chicago

Hillary Clinton visited East Chicago on Friday evening. (Photo by Michael Puente/WBEZ

A CNN poll shows Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in a tight race in Indiana. Obama is thought to have his strongest support in Northwestern Indiana. But Clinton aims to dig into that.

With the chant of “Si Se Puede,” Spanish for “Yes We Can,” about 3,000-people in heavily Hispanic East Chicago showed up yesterday evening to show support for the New York Senator’s bid for the White House.

The event seem to energize Clinton after a full-day of campaigning that started in North Carolina.

CLINTON: Wow! Wow! It is so great to be here. Thank You. Can I come here every Friday night?

Clinton told the crowd she planned to create 5 million new jobs.

CLINTON: And here, in Northwester Indiana, there isn’t any place in our country that produces more steel. And you will have a friend and a partner when I am in the White House to stand up for the American steel industry.

Clinton told that same message earlier in the day in a private meeting with about 150 members of a steel union in Gary.

Both candidates plan to continue touring Indiana, with just 11 days left before the primary.

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