PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hillary Clinton was ushered into the Great Hall of Heinz Field by two Steeler heroes — and embraced on stage by Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban.

“I really appreciate having my two escorts, Mel Blount and Franco Harris,” she said.

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A large, enthusiastic mid-day crowd of 1,700 or so prompted Clinton to declare: “Wow. I think this is one of the best places for a crowd event ever.”

And it was a lighter, funnier Clinton who joked with the crowd about her debates with Donald Trump.

“You got to have a sense of preparation, readiness, calmness, composure. And I’ll tell you some of what I heard coming from my opponent, it was really hard not to go, ‘what did you say,'” she said.

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But Clinton got very serious in describing how she, unlike Trump, can work across party lines as president.

“You bring people together, you put them around the table, they don’t all agree with each other, and then you work to find common ground. That’s what I did in the Senate and as Secretary of State. I couldn’t haven’t gotten anything done if I hadn’t worked with republicans and others,” she said.

And she reminded voters that Trump not only disrespects women but stiffs American workers.

“Everywhere he goes, he leaves people behind.”

If you need any more evidence how important Pennsylvania is to the Clinton campaign, consider this: On Friday, it’s Pittsburgh. On Monday, it’s Philadelphia. She’s returning for her last rally with president Obama, again in the state of Pennsylvania.

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