SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton called on supporters here in Northeastern Pennsylvania to spend the next hours volunteering, door knocking, calling undecided voters - anything to drive the vote out in tomorrow’s primary.
“People are looking at Pennsylvania,” she told a Scranton audience who interrupted her with chants of “one day to victory.” “All of my plans and all of the hard work that I am offering to make it possible for us to once again to see results of presidential leadership that makes a difference in the lives of Americans can’t happen unless we win, and that’s where each and every one of you come.”
Throughout the Pennsylvania campaign, Clinton has talked at length about her family roots in Scranton and even touched on them in a statewide television ad. Her connection to this region, along with Pennsylvania’s blue-collar core, has made her the favorite in Tuesday’s contest.
Despite her edge, Camp Clinton argues a win here would be a strong rebuke of Sen. Barack Obama given that he is outspending her on television by a wide margin and has spent a considerable amount of time criss-crossing the state.
“If you were to hire a president, you’d ask a lot of hard questions, wouldn’t you? That’s what I believe each one of us who is running should answer, that’s why I’ve been very specific in this campaign … I don’t want you to take a leap of faith or have any guess work, we’ve had enough of that,” she said. “Some people say yes we can, but that doesn’t mean we will, I believe we will.”
Obama routinely uses the phrase “yes we can” at campaign events.
Clinton heads to events in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg before ending the day with a rally in Philadelphia.