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Hillary Clinton holds rally in Bridgeport ahead of primary

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Hillary Clinton held a campaign rally in Bridgeport on Sunday. (WFSB) Hillary Clinton held a campaign rally in Bridgeport on Sunday. (WFSB)
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

Hundreds came out to support democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Bridgeport on Sunday afternoon.

She held a rally at the University of Bridgeport's Harvey Hubbell Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon. Hundreds showed up at the rally, including both U.S. senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy.

Clinton has been campaigning in Connecticut since Thursday. She started in Hartford and then spoke in New Haven on Saturday.

She spoke about raising income for families and bridging the wage gap.

Clinton said she wants to do more to help small businesses around the country, and said she supports Gov. Dannel Malloy's second chance program.

She told her supporters to not be intimidated by the gun lobby.

'I am going to make this a centerpiece of what I do as President. We are going to save lives and make it clear we can't let 33,000 people a year die," Clinton said on Sunday.

Supporters say Clinton's message is a positive one.

"Hillary points out he (Trump) is negative - that's not what people believe -- American people don't want to vote on the negative, although some will," said Bettina Braisted.

There was very little bashing at the event, although Clinton called what Trump and Ted Cruz are suggesting on immigration, offensive and even dangerous.

"I will end the immigration raids ---we can not round up people and break up families ---that's not the American way," Clinton said.

Bernie Sanders is holding a rally in New Haven at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The primary election in Connecticut will be held on Tuesday, April 26. Voting polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

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