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In Pittsburgh, Sanders slams Clinton over Wall Street speeches

Written by WITF Staff Report and The Associated Press | Apr 1, 2016 4:10 AM
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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, greets supporters after a rally at a campaign stop, Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(Pittsburgh) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has launched another round of attacks on rival Hillary Clinton's relationship with Wall Street at a boisterous Pittsburgh rally. 

About 85-hundred mostly young people crowded into the David L. Lawrence Convention Center yesterday for Sanders' first appearance in western Pennsylvania.

The state's primary is April 26. 

Sanders slammed Clinton for giving speeches on Wall Street. 

At an earlier news conference, he chided her for supporting NAFTA and free trade agreements with China, saying they made it easier for corporations to ship jobs to other countries and leave Americans out of work. 

"When I came to Congress in the early 1990s, I didn't need a PhD to understand that these trade policies were written by corporate America for one very simple purpose," he said. "That purpose was to not have to pay workers in this country a living wage."

Clinton leads Sanders comfortably in polls of likely Pennsylvania voters. 

The primary contests have created unusually high interest in Pennsylvania, with sizable numbers of voters changing parties.  

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