Hillary Clinton to open first Pennsylvania campaign office in Pittsburgh

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference's morning general session at the Verizon Center in Washington March 21, 2016.
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference's morning general session at the Verizon Center in Washington March 21, 2016.
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Salena Zito
| Monday, March 21, 2016, 6:39 p.m.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will open her first campaign office in Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh Thursday evening with a christening by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald will speak to Clinton's ability to “break down the barriers that hold too many Pennsylvania families back and build ladders of opportunity for Americans,” according to a news release.

The office is at 216 N. Highland Avenue in East Liberty, and the event is open to the public.

The official opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m.

The office will serve as the Western Pennsylvania satellite for the Clinton campaign operation.

Pennsylvania's primary will be April 26.

Clinton's Democratic presidential rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced that he would open his first Pennsylvania campaign office Tuesday in Scranton, the city where Clinton was baptized and spent her summers as a child. Clinton's father, Hugh Rodham, grew up in Scranton and attended Penn State University before heading to Chicago shortly after graduation.

Salena Zito is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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