Despite being behind in the New Hampshire polls, Hillary Clinton focused her time and resources in the state hoping to close the gap between her and Senator Bernie Sanders. For the last several week, Clinton and her supporters have canvassed the state. Even today, both Hillary and Bill Clinton visited with voters as they waited in line to vote at polling places across the state. Hillary trailed in the polls by 30 points at one point, but it appears the margin of victory will be about 20 points for Senator Sanders. While the loss stings, she did manage to close the gap by about 10 points.
Clinton spoke to supporters in Manchester following the results of today’s primary. During the speech, she thanked her supporters and staff in New Hampshire and vowed to not give up. Instead, she vowed to fight harder. She said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down that matters, it’s whether you get back up.” Her speech was optimistic, and she looked forward to securing the Democratic nomination this summer A video of her speech is available on C-SPAN.
The next Democratic debate is scheduled for Thursday. The debate will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will air on PBS. The next caucus will be held in Nevada on February 20. For all the latest, follow our revamped Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea Clinton attended events across the state drumming up last minute support. Bill attended a Get Out the Vote event in Rochester. During the event, Bill went after Bernie Sanders and criticized his tactics saying, “You can’t have a debate with somebody if every time you raise the question, ‘Oh, you’re part of the establishment, you’re attacking me.’ All we need is a conversation about what policies are best and who has the best chance of enacting them and I trust the voters.”
All three Clintons attended events in Manchester and Hudson. During her speeches, Hillary defended her record, specifically her ties to Wall Street. She pointed out that Sanders has been the recipient of Wall Street money as well. She said, “You know, Senator Sanders took about $200,000 from Wall Street firms, not directly, but through the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. There nothing wrong with that. It hasn’t changed his view. It hasn’t changed my view or my vote either.” Videos from today’s events will be posted when/if available.
While Clinton is trailing in the Democratic primary polls, the weather is going to be snowy and cold, which could affect turnout. The Clinton campaign has seized on the opportunity to offer rides to the polls. Today she said, “I think Granite Staters are pretty hardy. Obviously, if roads are slick, people will have to be careful. I hope that we’ll be able to help. Anybody who needs a ride to the polls, call my campaign. We’ll be happy to get you there. We’ve got a great organization ready to turn out as many voters as possible.”
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton took a break from the campaign trail to meet with city leaders and residents of Flint, Michigan. Flint has been in the news for its struggle with poor water quality. During a town hall held at House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton spoke saying that what is happening in Flint is “immoral.” State officials have been criticized for being slow to act, but Clinton has brought up the struggle of Flint residents several times during the Democratic debates and has sent advisers to the city to keep up to date. Clinton praised Mayor Karen Weaver for her work to help her citizens, and urged Congress to pass a $200 million bill to upgrade the city’s crumbling infrastructure. A video from Clinton remarks is below.
Tomorrow, Clinton will return to New Hampshire for the final day of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary. For all the latest, follow our revamped Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton sat down with Jake Tapper for an interview during CNN’s State of the Union. In an episode that featured interviewed with candidates from both parties, Tapper asked Clinton about her record and how she deals with the double standard of treatment as a female candidate. She said, “We are still living with a double standard. I know it. Every woman I know knows it, whether you’re in the media as a woman, or you’re in the professions or business or politics, and I don’t know anything other to do than just keep forging through it, and just keep taking the slings and arrows that comes with being a woman in the arena.” Clinton was also asked about her trip to Flint, Michigan later Sunday afternoon. A video from the interview is above.
On the final weekend before the New Hampshire primary, Bill Clinton attended Get Out the Vote events in Keene and Milford. During each of the events, he spoke about his wife’s experience and unique qualifications that make her one the best qualified candidates running. Then, Clinton went after Hillary’s Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, although, he never mentioned him by name. He said, “Hillary’s opponent has a different view. It’s a hermetically sealed box. It’s very effective. The system is rigged against you by the big banks, and both parties are in the thrall of the big banks. Anybody who takes money from Goldman Sachs couldn’t possibly be president.” Videos from today’s events will be posted when/if available.
On Saturday, Hillary Clinton remained in New Hampshire where she attended a number of Get Out the Vote rallies, but Clinton also took the ground and knocked on doors in Manchester. She stopped at a number of houses and visited with local residents. Clinton is behind in the New Hampshire primary polls, but she has not given up on the state. In addition to her efforts, a number of other politicians were in the state campaigning on her behalf including former Secretary of State Madeleline Albright, Senator Al Franken, and Senator Cory Booker.
Clinton attended three rallies in New Hampshire on Saturday. The events in Concord and Portsmouth were typical events during which Clinton spoke to the crowd before taking questions from the audience. However, the event she held at New England College in Henniker was different in that the campaign challenged Bernie Sanders supports to attend the town hall event. She was asked tough questions about her ties to Wall Street, and she was able to defend herself in person. It was an interesting strategy that might earn her some respect and support. A video from her event in Portsmouth is below.
Today, Hillary will be on CNN’s State of the Union and will hold a community event in Flint, Michigan. For all the latest, follow our revamped Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
On Saturday, while Hillary Clinton was in New Hampshire, Chelsea and Bill Clinton were on the campaign trail. Chelsea was in South Carolina where she attended events in Rock Hill, Spartanburg, and Clemson. At each of the events, Chelsea spoke about the importance of the 2016 election and the far reaching effects it is going to have, especially for the Supreme Court. She also spoke about women’s rights and her mother’s fight to protect them. At each of the events, Chelsea took questions from the audience on a variety of topics. A portion of her event in Spartanburg is below. Other videos will be added when/if available.
Bill attended an organizing event in Pahrump, Nevada where he acknowledged the tough campaign for Hillary, but said that he was confident that she has the best vision going forward. He also sympathized with those who are angry with the current political environment. He said, “I understand why we’ve got a race on our hands, because a lot of people are disillusioned with the system and a lot of young people want to take it down. … I understand what it’s like for people who haven’t had a raise in eight years. There are a lot of reasons [to be angry]. But this is not a cartoon. This is real life.” A video from the event will be posted when/if available.
Today and Monday, Bill and Chelsea will be in New Hampshire to support Hillary before Tuesday’s primary. For all the latest, follow our revamped Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
On Friday, Bill and Hillary Clinton were on the campaign trail and attended events in three different states. Hillary began by attending a fundraiser event in Boston, Massachusetts hosted by Jeanne and Jonathan Lavine. Then, Hillary attended two events in New Hampshire where she was joined by three Senators: Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar, Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow and New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen. The group also included Lily Ledbetter and Emily’s List president Stephanie Schriock. The six women called themselves the “sisterhood of the traveling pantsuits” and attended events in Nashua and Manchester where they rallied women voters. They each took time to speak to voters, asking for their support in next week’s primary.
In the evening, Hillary attended the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner where thousands of Democrats packed Verizon Wireless Arena. Bernie Sanders and Hillary both attended the event and spoke to the crowd. Clinton said, “I’m going to compete for every vote here. I’ll answer every question. I’ll work my heart out to earn your support.” The event is important because while Hillary trails Sanders in the polls, nearly one third of those surveyed are still undecided. A video of Hillary’s speech during the event is below.
Meanwhile, Bill was in Las Vegas, Nevada holding a grassroots organizing event. Speaking at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters International Training Center, Bill urged voters of all ages to support Hillary. He framed her a change maker and touted her decades of experience. Bill criticized Sanders’ heath care plan and how starting over with heath care is just not an option. He then turned his attention to millennials, who are Sanders biggest supporters. He sympathized with their anger with the status quo, and said, “I get it — a lot of people are mad. When you’ve lived long enough and you’ve got more yesterdays than tomorrows … what you want is for every single American to be able to walk into a future where you can make your own choices, dream your own dreams and live the future you want.” A video from the event is below.
Last night, Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in a debate in New Hampshire. The debate aired on MSNBC and was moderated by Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow. During the debate, Sanders and Clinton went after each others’ records, but managed to stay on topic when it came to discussing policy. Some of the primary points of contention were Clinton’s ties to Wall Street, which of them is more progressive, and foreign policy. The fact that only two candidates were on stage made for a better debate and allowed Clinton and Sanders to point out where they differ. A video of last night’s debate is below.
In the February 18 issues of Time, Hillary Clinton is featured on the cover. The main story is an interview with Clinton by Joe Klein. During the interview, they discussed the recent Iowa caucus, health care, Republicans, her faith, and her Democratic opponent, Bernie Sanders. You can read a preview of the article HERE, or check out the issue for the full interview.