Sen. Clinton marched about two miles on the parade route through downtown Pittsburgh accompaned by Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, each of whom has endorsed her as their choice for Democratic Presidential candidate. Scores of Clinton supporters carrying green and white "Clinton Country" signs were seen everywhere, but Obama supporters, including former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris, were also attempting to sway attendees. At the end of the parade Sen. Clinton made an unscheduled stop at the reviewing stand saying, "Thank you, Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. This is a great parade. May the luck of the Irish be with us all. God bless you," before heading to another St. Patrick's Day parade in Scranton, where her father was raised.
The campaigning at the Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day parade is likely just the beginning of what looks to be a long month of candidate appearances and advertising, leading up to the important Pennsylvania Primary on April 22.