Clinton Shifts to Keystone State

With Pennsylvania voting not until April 22, pro-Hillary governor noting Ohio parallels
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2008 2:57 PM CST
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, center stands between Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., before the start of the debate at Drexel University...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton staffers are breaking out the champagne today (actually, they were already serving reporters mimosas yesterday), but they’re still sober enough to look seven weeks ahead, to Pennsylvania's April 22 primary. Keystone State Gov. Ed Rendell is a major Hillary booster, and put out a memo this morning touting the similarities between his state and Ohio, Newsweek reports.

Rendell noted that job losses in manufacturing have affected both Rust Belt anchors, and that Pennsylvanians are concerned about the economy and national security, two of Clinton’s stronger points. Rendell also hit other Hillary talking points, crowing that the campaign was outspent in yesterday’s victories, that it’s won in the battleground states, and that the “vetting of Obama has just begun.”