Hillary Clinton begins a two-day barnstorming blitz of Pennsylvania with a campaign rally tonight in Scranton.
Clinton is scheduled to appear at 6 p.m. at Scranton High School, less than a mile from her childhood home.
On Tuesday, candidate Clinton makes stops in Harrisburg and Philadelphia. A noon rally in Harrisburg at The Forum at 5th and Walnut Streets will be followed by a 6 p.m. event in Philadelphia at Temple University, 1800 Broad Street.
Her Scranton appearance is being trumpeted as a homecoming event by her campaign staff who said the candidate's roots in the region run as deep as a seam of anthracite coal.
Clinton's great-grandparents settled in Scranton in the 1880s. Her grandfather worked in the town's lace factory. With his wife Hannah, Hugh S. Rodham raised three boys in town. Clinton's father, Hugh E. Rodham, grew up in town, won a football scholarship to attend Penn State. After moving to Chicago, Clinton's father made a point of returning to Scranton to baptise his three children at the Court Street Methodist Church. The Rodham family still owns a summer cottage at Lake Winola, about 20 miles north of the city.
At Scranton High School, doors will open at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon for the 6:30 p.m. event. In Harrisburg, doors will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the noon appearance.
At Temple, doors at McGonigle Hall will open at 4 for the 6 p.m. rally, which is open to the public.