Clinton Looks For A 5 State Sweep Tuesday


Last Tuesday night Hillary Clinton crushed Bernie Sanders in New York’s Democratic presidential primary and in two days it could be a replay. Five states hold primaries Tuesday and polls indicate Clinton is ahead in all of them: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware.

Clinton has double digit leads over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, in four of the five states with only Connecticut inside 10 percentage points. However, she contrasted her position on Second Amendment issues with Sanders.

“Nobody is more powerful than the gun lobby because they have figured out how to intimidate elected officials at all levels, who basically just stop thinking about this problem because they’re too scared to stand up to the NRA,” Clinton said Thursday. “That’s what we have to do in Washington and nationally. We have to turn this into a voting issue.”

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Erica Smegielski, the daughter of the principal killed during the Sandy Hook shooting, has cut an ad for the campaign.

The Democratic front-runner’s campaign announced on Friday she will be back in Connecticut today, with campaign events in New Haven and Bridgeport, and stops at Central Falls High School in neighboring Rhode Island, which also has a Tuesday primary.

Meanwhile, Murphy anticipates campaigning for Clinton by himself on Monday, he said, the day before the April 26 primary.

The former secretary of state is poised to extend her delegate lead Tuesday and pressed yesterday on reports that she has begun her search for a running mate, Clinton shook her head and replied: “I’m just working hard to win on Tuesday.”

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Clinton leads in polling in the northeastern states, and if she sweeps all five Sanders will be hard pressed to exit the race.

In Pennsylvania, Clinton turned to the general election, knocking Trump and Republican candidate Ted Cruz and tailoring her message to working-class voters eager to see a return of manufacturing jobs.

“These are not jobs that can be exported, they have to be done right here in Pennsylvania,” Clinton told supporters this week in Philadelphia.

Politics professor Terry Madonna of Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania said Sanders is “obstinate” about staying in the race, perhaps to earn a speaking spot at the Democratic convention in July.

Clinton “is the inevitable nominee now and the only question is at what point does she wrap up the magic number” of necessary delegates, Madonna told AFP.

 

 

 

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.