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Hillary Clinton attends fundraiser at Mayor John Cranley's home

(FOX19 NOW/Frankie Jupiter) (FOX19 NOW/Frankie Jupiter)
HYDE PARK, OH (FOX19) -

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton attended a private fundraiser at Mayor John Cranley's home in Hyde Park ahead of her rally Monday. 

Clinton arrived just after 7:30 p.m., the event had been rescheduled twice in wake of the mass shooting in Orlando. 

Mayor Cranley says he too has been preparing for Clinton's visit, even painting a fence. 

"It's not every day that you have the future president of the United States and the first woman ever to be elected president, who will be elected president to come to your home, so my wife Dena and I are very excited," said Cranley. 

The event raised more than $450,000 dollars.  

Cranley says the visit was more than just about raising money, but also bringing awareness to what he's calling a major priority of his administration - the child poverty collaborative.

"Even though it's a fundraiser I'm also going to make sure that she talks to a Cincinnatian who has lifted herself up, has her on business now and went through welfare and poverty to get to where she is," said Cranley. 

Cranley says that woman is Charisse Lindsey.

He's says he's excited to take advantage of an opportunity like this to think about how to improve the lives of Cincinnati residents. 

"We're going to talk to Hillary who I know is passionate about these issues as to how once she's president, she can help bring federal resources to give local flexibly so that we can get more Charisse out of poverty and back into the workforce," claimed Cranley. 

Other supporters of Clinton are also looking forward to her visit tomorrow at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.

City Council Member PG Sittenfeld says as a swing state, Ohio is important to the election.

"We not always be that state forever but we have probably have decided the last two presidential elections," said Sittenfeld. "I don't think 2016 will be any different."

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