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April 04, 2016

Sanders, Clinton to speak in Philly

Democratic candidates coming to town Wednesday

UPDATES: 6:52 p.m., Wednesday: Bernie Sanders supporters enthusiastic as they await rally at Temple University. 4:07 p.m., Wednesday:  Clinton stops in Philly, hits Sanders on gun control, sharpens attacks.

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will speak Wednesday, April 6 in Philadelphia.

Clinton is slated to speak at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel on 17th and Race streets at 11:15 a.m. as a part of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention.

The national branch of the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the country, has not yet endorsed a candidate in the race.

Sanders will speak at Temple University. The Vermont senator is set to hold a rally at 8 p.m. inside the Liacouras Center at 1776 N. Broad St. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event is free to the public.

In the latest Franklin & Marshall poll, Clinton holds a large lead over Sanders in Pennsylvania. The state's primary is April 26.

Clinton also leads Sanders nationally in pledged delegates with 1,243 to his 980. To secure the Democratic Party nomination, 2,383 delegate votes are needed.