SCRANTON, Pennsylvania — Hillary Clinton is the first lady from Arkansas, the senator from New York and the globetrotting first lady/secretary of state with ports of call over the world.
On Monday, she was the presidential candidate with little-girl roots in Pennsylvania.
For the Democratic nominee, a campaign stop here with Vice President Joe Biden was something of a homecoming. Though not actually from Pennsylvania herself, her grandfather was born there and her father, Hugh Rodham, worked there at the Scranton Lace Company before making his name in Chicago.
During her childhood, the Rodhams used to summer in nearby Lake Winola in Wyoming County, on the northern tier near the New York state line but far from the bright lights and bustle of New York City.
It was this setting that Clinton hoped to use as a springboard to victory over her bombastic Republican opponent Donald Trump.
Making it even sweeter is that Clinton isn't the only one with ties to northeastern Pennsylvania: Biden was born in Scranton and lived there for about the first 10 years of his life.
While that doesn't exactly make them a bunch of old coal crackers, it does connect them to a region they'll need to carry strongly for Clinton to take the Keystone State battleground.
Do the people here think she'll remember them if she makes it to the White House?
"I would say so," said Lorraine Swader, just a few weeks away from her 81st birthday, as she waited for Clinton to take the stage. "Her father is buried here in Scranton. I'm proud of her and I'm proud of Joe Biden."
The region has deep blue-collar roots and is more prone to vote Democrat than Republican. Lackawanna County went strongly for President Barack Obama in his 2012 race against Republican Mitt Romney, carrying the county 52 percent to 46.8 percent.
Polls so far indicate Clinton has a comfortable 9.2-point lead in Pennsylvania. However, Trump enjoys considerable support in Lackawanna and neighboring Luzerne counties, attested to by the 12,000-strong throng that turned out for a rally down the road a little way in Wilkes-Barre in late April.
The Trump contingent was out in force before the Clinton rally.
"If it were any other woman I would vote for her. She's corrupt," said Frank Rybak, a retiree from Tunkhannock who stood next to a tractor-trailer festooned with pro-Trump messages. Trump's "not a politician," he added. "They tell you one thing and do another."
Slogans on the trailer, written in capital letters, were vintage Trump: "Keep Mexican Dope in Mexico," "Close the Borders," "Build the Wall."
There were packs of Trump backers roaming the grounds outside the Riverfront Sports building. They carried signs that said, "Hillary for Prison" and "We Will Not Forget Benghazi."
Trump's "a good guy. He's got everyone talking about immigration," said Bob Kunigel, 66, who carried a sign and wore a "Make America Great Again" hat. "I remember when (the Clintons) were in the White House. It was a scandal every week."