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Walsh to campaign for Clinton in Pittsburgh

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Mayor Martin Walsh will be jetting to Pittsburgh on Saturday to campaign for Hillary Clinton.
Mayor Martin Walsh will be jetting to Pittsburgh on Saturday to campaign for Hillary Clinton.Jim Davis

After spending last weekend campaigning in New Hampshire, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will be jetting to Pittsburgh on Saturday to kick off a labor rally supporting Hillary Clinton for president, a volunteer with the Clinton campaign said this week.

Details are still being worked out, but the mayor is expected to join Terry O'Sullivan, president of the Laborers' International Union of North America, to rally the troops at a pro-Clinton event, said Megan Costello, a Clinton volunteer who also works for the mayor.

The laborers will then go door knocking, she added.

The event is part of a labor push for Clinton. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's Labor 2016 campaign announced that it has mobilized thousands of volunteers to knock on doors across the state.

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LIUNA has endorsed the former secretary of state for president over her challenger Donald Trump. The union on its website said Clinton will "protect our jobs, wages, pensions and healthcare."

Costella said Walsh's visit will be short. The mayor is one of Clinton's ardent supporters. Last month, he sent his team of volunteers to Manchester, N.H., to make the case for Clinton.

At a rally in Boston, Walsh had suggested he would go wherever the campaign needed him including Ohio and Pennsylvania.


Meghan E. Irons can be reached at meghan.irons@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @meghanirons.