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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The candidates for Maryland governor are desperately trying to get people for Election Day on Tuesday, and they've been getting some help from major political players.

Chris Christie will be back stumping for Republican Larry Hogan on Sunday, and the Brown-Ulman campaign got some help from Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday.

Clinton attended a rally for Brown at the University of Maryland in College Park in an attempt to transfer some of her immense popularity with young people and female voters to his campaign.

Brown is in a remarkably close race for the Governor's office in deep blue Maryland.

"Under this administration, there are more good paying jobs, and fewer layoffs, the minimum wage is up, and crime is down, common sense gun safety laws are saving lives, and everyone in Maryland shares marriage equality" Clinton said describing the O'Malley administration, in which Brown currently serves as Lieutenant Governor.

Despite the Clinton's enthusiasm for the campaign, her appearance was flagged by twp signs of trouble. The first was the lack of attendance at the event leaving a lot of empty seats at the University's Ritchie Coliseum. The second issue was the repeated interruptions made by immigration activists, who were ultimately escorted out.

Students at the event were clearly fired up by Clinton's presence: "It was totally actually life changing to see her," one student said.

Brown's campaign will have the help of another political superstar on Monday, when First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to join him on the campaign trail.