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Hillary Clinton rallies Democrats at Oakland University

Posted at 7:43 PM, Oct 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-20 21:18:24-04

ROCHESTER, Mich. - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was welcomed to metro Detroit with raucous cheers and loud applause, but dozens of attendees walked out before the rally came to an end.

crowd leavesFor nearly two hours, Democrats worked the crowd, promoting candidates up and down the ticket, reminding attendees to get out the vote on Nov. 4.

Clinton was the final speaker, looking to fire up the crowd about candidate for Gov. Mark Schauer and U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters.

A party spokesman said they expected about 2,000 people to fill the seats and the floor at Oakland University's O'Rena.

Democrats looked to Clinton to continue building the party's momentum ahead of Election Day. The former First Lady's visit comes one week after First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to a large crowd in downtown Detroit.

The 2014 midterms have drawn some big names from both parties, including former Gov. Mitt Romney, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.).

Democrats are expected to welcome President Obama to Michigan in the final weeks ahead of the election.

We'll have more on Thursday's event on FOX 17 News at 10 p.m.