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Hillary Clinton to campaign in Maryland on Sunday

Hillary Clinton addresses the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention in Philadelphia. MUST CREDIT: Photo by The Washington Post, Ricky Carioti. ** Usable by BS, CT, DP, FL, HC, MC, OS, SD, CGT and CCT **
Hillary Clinton addresses the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention in Philadelphia. MUST CREDIT: Photo by The Washington Post, Ricky Carioti. ** Usable by BS, CT, DP, FL, HC, MC, OS, SD, CGT and CCT ** (Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton will make her first campaign appearance in Maryland on Sunday ahead of the state's April 26 primary, her campaign announced Thursday.

The former secretary of state will attend an organizing event in the Baltimore region, a campaign aide said, though the specifics of the event were not immediately clear.

Both Democratic and Republican candidates are beginning to turn their attention to the April 26 primaries, which also include Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware. Of those states, Maryland -- usually an afterthought in the primaries -- offers the second-highest share of delegates after Pennsylvania.

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New York will hold its primary first, on April 19.

So far, Clinton appears to be the most organized of all the candidates in Maryland; her campaign has hired staff and organized several volunteer meetings. Clinton's visit will be the first public appearance by a presidential candidate in the state since Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders toured West Baltimore in December.

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But other campaigns are beginning to engage, including on the Republican side, where Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich hope the April 26 elections will help them to slow front runner Donald Trump's momentum in securing the 1,237 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination.

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