PITTSBURGH — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine campaigned Saturday at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
Before addressing the crowd, the pair was welcomed to the stage by Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney and his wife.
“All of you know I have a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh,” Clinton said.
She went on to talk about the economy, investing in the middle class, college tuition, the rising costs of prescription drugs and working with allies. But she also urged Pennsylvanians to get out and vote, and criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
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“Donald Trump said he won't respect the results of the election. He is threatening our democracy,” Clinton said.
Making what's become her closing pitch in Pittsburgh, Clinton stressed unity and asked her backers to carry her message to any Trump supporters they meet.
“I understand that they need a president who cares about them, will listen to them and I want to be their president,” she said.
Clinton said “anger is not a plan,” in a nod to the frustrations of many who have swung behind Trump. She said she would deal with their “legitimate concerns” as president.
As Election Day nears, Clinton is also focusing on getting Democrats elected to Congress. She went after GOP Sen. Pat Toomey, saying he has refused to “stand up” to Trump as she touted his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty.
Ahead of Clinton and Kaine’s Pittsburgh stop, some Squirrel Hill residents told Channel 11 News they were concerned for Saturday’s visit.
"I don’t want to deal with the crowds and I don't want to deal with protesters. So I'm happy to stay at home and watch the news coverage," Janice Shapiro said.
Other people, however, chose not to stay home, hoping that what Clinton and Kaine had to say would help them decide who to vote for.
“There's always something that can make you change your mind. That's what I'm here for. I don't know if she'll be able to convince me,” Frank Simo, who is undecided after having supported Bernie Sanders, said.
Paul Griffin, of McKeesport, hopes the negative attacks in the election don’t deter people from voting.
“It's sad when people drop away from the system. You need to get out to vote, and you need to take a good hard look past the insults and look at what candidates stand for and what they can do for the country,” Griffin said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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