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Clinton, Sanders Compete For Votes In Eau Claire On Saturday

Democratic Rivals Held Separate Rallies In Western Wisconsin

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and her rival, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, are campaigning hard in Wisconsin, just three days before voters cast ballots in the state’s April 5 primary election.

Sanders and Clinton both held rallies in the city of Eau Claire on Saturday.

Sanders said that he’s built momentum against Clinton with six wins out of the last seven caucuses and primaries.

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“And with your help and a large voter turnout on Tuesday, I believe we’re going to do just fine here in Wisconsin,” he said.

Clinton’s rally was held just hours later. She is asking for help in the primary, but is also focusing on the general election in November.

“The most important goal is to win in November and I believe I am the person best able to withstand whatever the Republicans have planned,” she said.

Wisconsin’s primary voter turnout is expected to be 40 percent, which would be the highest since 1980.