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Hillary Clinton visits Phoenix on eve of Arizona election

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton brought her campaign to Arizona and Carl Hayden High School, a predominately Hispanic high school on the West side of Phoenix.

She repeatedly urged the 2,000 rousing supporters to vote in Tuesday's Arizona Presidential Preference election. 

While immigration was mentioned during her 20 minute stump speech, she alluded to a myriad of planks in the democratic platform.

Equal pay for equal work between the sexes, a hike in the minimum wage, affordable college tuition and a completion of the ACA, the Affordable Care Act.

She said "before it was called Obamacare, it was called Hillaycare." 

Flanked by former Arizona Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, Clinton called for "common sense gun reforms." 

In halting speech, Giffords, a victim of the January 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson, said "she will stand up to the gun lobby and that's why I'm voting for Hillary."

She applauded Giffords saying "I am in awe of her courage and continued commitment to serve."

Clinton was not scheduled to appear in Arizona until recently when it became apparent Senator Bernie Sanders was gaining steam and making a run.

Although Clinton beat Sanders in all five primaries last week, Sanders hoping to use Arizona as a springboard to gather momentum again.

Clinton is trying to blunt his chances of winning Arizona. 

Sanders is criss crossing the state and spending just under $2 mil in advertising. 

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