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Pro-Clinton PAC Takes Aim at Trump in Pennsylvania

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By    |   Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016 10:38 AM

Priorities USA, the super-PAC that supports likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has placed a $10 million ad campaign to run in Pennsylvania after two polls put the Clinton-Trump race in a tie, reports The Hill.

Priorities USA communications director Justin Barasky said the campaign is doing "everything we possibly can" to defeat Trump, and since Pennsylvania is a swing state, that's where the PAC's money is going.

The ads will run unopposed in Pennsylvania. Trump has not bought airtime in the state, or any other state.

No Republican has won electoral votes in presidential elections in Pennsylvania since 1988, but University of Virginia political analyst Geoffrey Skelley noted the "slight trend there in favor of Republicans."

Democrat voter registration is at its lowest in years, and likely Republican presidential nominee Trump is polling better in areas with white rural voters. A Quinnipiac University poll found Trump scoring better on handling terrorist attacks and creating jobs.

"Everything is suggesting he will have a shot there," Skelly said, reports The Hill.

Skelley believes Trump should have focused on blue-collar voters in Pennsylvania earlier, saying, "He should have been o the ground there the day after the Indiana primary."

Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta, who supports Trump, said the Republican National Committee is in the state getting out the vote for Trump. "This is an organic, grassroots campaign that doesn't need much organizing to be active."

Barletta predicted a win for Trump in his state. "If they win Pennsylvania, I think he's going to be president of the United States," Barletta said.

Trump appeared in Monessen, Pennsylvania and focused his speech on moving jobs overseas, according to CNN. He admitted he has done it in his own businesses, but promised to bring back jobs and end the "rigged system."

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Priorities USA, the super-PAC that supports likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has placed a $10 million ad campaign to run in Pennsylvania after two polls put the Clinton-Trump race in a tie, reports The Hill.
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