PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) Coming off of a big win in New York Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton appeared before an electric crowd Wednesday at the Fillmore in Fishtown. She spent the day in Philadelphia ahead of Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary.
"Hello Philadelphia,” said the democratic frontrunner to the crowd. Supporters packed the floor and balconies to hear what she had to say. Clinton spoke directly to Philadelphians about gun violence plaguing the city.
"You had 12 shootings in Philadelphia over the weekend, four people killed, a police officer shot and the story that was so heartbreaking was the father handling his gun and it went off and killed his 4 year old daughter," said Clinton who also drew loud cheers talking about mental health and drug addiction saying they should be treated as health issues.
Supporters left on a high saying the candidate spoke about issues personal to them.
"We've been married for one year today and together for 10. So I think it's about time we have full equality in the state of Pennsylvania and nationwide," said Patrick Witherite of Upper Darby. He attended the event with his husband Kevin.
Kim Edwards of Northeast Philly said, “I believe that everything she says is really invigorating and that she really cares about putting America first."
Jenna DiLossi from Roxborough works in the mental health field and said, “Her point about needing better mental health treatment really hit home for me because that's what I do for a living and those are the individuals that I help advocate every day."
Clinton wrapped up urging everyone to get to the polls next week.
"Let's get out and vote on Tuesday. Let's go forward with confidence and optimism. Thank you and God bless you," she said.
Clinton also attended and discussion earlier in the day on gun violence. It was held at a church in North Philly.