Clinton’s Mid-Term Scorecard

Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 8.21.49 PMSince the mid-term election defeat for several key Democrats, many in the media have been debating whether Hillary Clinton is a winner or loser following the election. Many in the media point to key wins or losses to support their point of view, but no one (as far as we can tell) has analyzed the numbers. Clinton made appearances for (at least) 23 candidates: 10 won, 12 lost, and 1 is still facing a runoff.

While the numbers don’t lie, the exposure she received made her winner in many respects. Whether you view this election cycle as a win or loss for Clinton, she returned to politics, asserted her position, and supported her party in a year when heavy losses were predicted across the board.

The chart above includes a list of candidates Clinton supported and whether they won or lost. NOTE: The list only includes candidates for whom Clinton made a personal appearance. She did assist other candidates by recording phone calls and posting messages of support to the candidate’s social media pages or website.


New Hampshire Fundraiser

Sunday, November 2, 2014

628x471Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at a fundraiser in New Hampshire for Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan. Clinton praised both for their work focused on women’s issues such as equal pay and health care. This was Clinton’s first time in New Hampshire since her 2008 campaign, which she says taught her some valuable lessons, “

Video from the event is currently unavailable and will be posted when/if available.

News Source: Albany Times Union

Campaign for Senator Mary Landrieu (LA)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at a campaign event for Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Clinton spoke of Landrieu’s strengths and her passion for her state. Clinton said, “She doesn’t shy away from a fight. She refused to let Washington turn its back on Louisiana. The need was too great. The stakes were too high. She was relentless.”

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: SFGate

Campaign for Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes (KY)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

On Saturday, Clinton made a second campaign stop supporting Kentucky Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. In a tight race against Senator Mitch McConnell, Grimes was hoping to pull off an upset to unseat the current Minority Leader. Clinton, again, attached McConnell’s record and his partisan rhetoric. She said, “”I love the idea of putting this Kentucky filly in the winner’s circle in Kentucky. This is not just a contest between a permanent Washington fixture and a fresh face. It is a contest between old thinking and new thinking. We cannot, in our country, continue to reward the dividers. We need to reward the uniters — the people who care about everybody.”

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: WLWT

Campaign for Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn (GA)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton made a stop at the headquarters of Georgia Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn.

Video Source: YouTube

Campaign for Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown (MD)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at a rally for Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown. Clinton praised the work of Brown and Governor Martin O’Malley. She told the crowd that Brown and O’Malley should continue to work together for the people of Maryland.

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: CBS Baltimore

Campaign for Senate Candidate Bruce Braley (IA)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at a rally supporting Iowa Senate Candidate Bruce Braley. Clinton voiced her support of Braley and denounced his opponent, Joni Ernst, for refusing interviews in her home state. Clinton said, “It truly seems like it should be disqualifying in Iowa, of all states, to avoid answering questions.”

Note: In the video above, Clinton begins to speak at about the 16:30 mark.

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: MSNBC

Campaign for Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at a rally supporting New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s reelection bid. Clinton urged voters to reelect Maloney and praised his record.

Note: In the video above, Clinton begins speaking at about the 17 minute mark.

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: New York Daily News

Campaign for Senator Kay Hagan (NC)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at a Charlotte rally for Senator Kay Hagan who is in danger of losing her seat. Clinton stuck with a women’s issue theme for her speech, something she has used throughout the mid-term campaign, saying, “You have to ask yourself,” Clinton said. “Is it pro-family? Is it pro-North Carolina to say that equal pay for women is just a campaign gimmick? When I heard that I thought I’d misheard it. … This is not just a women’s issue. This is a family issue. A fairness issue. An economic issue.”

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: Charlotte Observer

Campaign for Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Michaud (ME)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at a rally for Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Michaud. Clinton blamed current Governor Paul LePage for the “mess” in which Maine currently finds itself. She said, “You don’t need a lot of yelling, you don’t need to insult people. You need to bring them together and listen to each other. That’s Mike’s way.”

Video Source: YouTube

News Source: Bangor Daily News