Politico: How Pennsylvania Will Be Won

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From Katie Glueck writing at Politico:

In the battle for Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, the east is pitted against the west.

Hillary Clinton is focused on turning out the Democratic base in Philadelphia — where Barack Obama won by a 492,000-vote margin in 2012 — and capturing more moderate Republicans in the surrounding suburbs.

In the west, Donald Trump has zeroed in southwestern Pennsylvania’s coal country and the blue-collar towns around Pittsburgh, banking on big turnout among culturally conservative, disillusioned Democrats.

While the state hasn’t voted for Republican for president since 1988, it’s essential to Trump’s Rust Belt strategy. In a sign the Clinton campaign recognizes that, it added the state to its television ad campaign this month. And right out of the convention gate, Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, embarked on a bus tour that will take them across the state this weekend on the way to Ohio.

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