Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are Going to War as She Tries to Protect her ‘Firewall’
By Allan Smith, BusinessInsider.com – Hillary Clinton’s campaign has brought out the firepower quickly after her crushing loss to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) on Tuesday night in the New Hampshire Democratic primary.
“When you match up the record of Hillary Clinton with the record of Bernie Sanders, it simply is no comparison,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-New York) said Wednesday in a campaign conference call.
“Hillary Clinton has been at the dance from the very beginning of her career. [Sanders] is a new arrival at the dance. And for many of us, it simply lends no credibility for some of the things that are now being said at the twilight of his political career.”
This is a preview of what’s to come ahead of the next two nominating contests in the Democratic primary process: the Nevada caucuses on February 20 and the South Carolina primary on February 27. The two will debate Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.
In an increasingly heated primary battle, Sanders is attempting to ride his momentum to cut into Clinton’s “firewall” — her perceived advantage with those states’ more diverse electorates. Meanwhile, Clinton and her campaign have rolled out pillars of that strength over the past two days — particularly in South Carolina, where winning among African-American voters will be key to capturing victory in the state. Read the full story at www.businessinsider.com/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-black-vote-south-carolina-2016-2.