Hillary Clinton has her thousands, Donald Trump has his tens of thousands.
At Ohio State University Monday, Clinton delivered a speech in front of what her campaign claims is her “largest crowd to date.”
“At a voter registration event in Columbus on Monday, in front of a crowd of 18,500, Clinton laid out her plans to create good-paying jobs,” the campaign said in a release to reporters. According to the Secret Service, 13,500 people watched Clinton from inside a security fence, while another 5,000 stood outside the perimeter.
Celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson also played music before the rally, according to a local news report.
“It is a glorious night here at the university, in Columbus, in the great state of Ohio,” Clinton said. “And I am thrilled to be here with all of you.” Clinton follow the same strategy as Obama, speaking in front of thousands of young people at a State University, where the population is highly concentrated.
Trump, however, has easily attracted crowds of 10,000 people in places from Colorado to Pennsylvania and more than 20,000 in major population centers.
“We go to Oklahoma, we had 25,000 people. We had 21,000 people in Dallas. We had 35,000 people in Mobile, Alabama. We have these massive crowds,” Trump said during an August campaign rally in Florida.