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LiberalFighter

(50,094 posts)
Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:10 PM Apr 2016

Clinton shifting staff to general election swing states (USA Today)

USA Today

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is redeploying its army of primary election staff to traditional general election battleground states in preparation for a campaign against Republican Donald Trump, according to a senior campaign official.

The redeployment comes as the campaign is ratcheting back advertising in upcoming Democratic primary states, including Oregon and California. It also follows a decision by her challenger, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, to lay off hundreds of staff after losing four of five critical Eastern primary states to Clinton on Tuesday.


The Clinton campaign official wouldn’t give details on specifically where staff will be concentrated. However, those close to the campaign say the second wave is likely to hit states that Barack Obama made competitive during his first White House run eight years ago, such as Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia. The campaign also already has a state director in Colorado.

“That is the starting point this time,” said Elleithee. The real question is whether, with Trump as her likely competitor, Clinton can even further expand the map to states that Democrats believe will eventually fall into their column given the nation’s changing demographics. These include Arizona, Georgia and the big prize, said Elleithee, of Texas.
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Clinton shifting staff to general election swing states (USA Today) (Original Post) LiberalFighter Apr 2016 OP
Excellent! DCBob Apr 2016 #1
They are super prepared! Lucinda Apr 2016 #2
Glad they're pushing Sanders' hopeless efforts aside stopbush Apr 2016 #3
No time like the present. Lets get the show on the road! nt BootinUp Apr 2016 #4
This is a great move!!! no matter what!! Jitter65 Apr 2016 #5
Go Hillary! complain jane Apr 2016 #6
And, why not.. it's time. that's 6 months to Make her Case in the GE for POTUS. Cha Apr 2016 #7
tactics and strategies chande now as to be expected. I also would like to beachbum bob Apr 2016 #8
That's what winning primary candidates do. MineralMan Apr 2016 #9
K&R ismnotwasm Apr 2016 #10

stopbush

(24,319 posts)
3. Glad they're pushing Sanders' hopeless efforts aside
Fri Apr 29, 2016, 08:20 PM
Apr 2016

and turning with a vengeance to the GE.

They gave him plenty of hints that it was time to move on, and plenty of time to move beyond his fantasies. But he didn't. The stakes this year are too high to wait for a self-centered loser to realize what everyone else already knows.

Excellent move by Team Hillary. No time like the present.

Cha

(294,767 posts)
7. And, why not.. it's time. that's 6 months to Make her Case in the GE for POTUS.
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 05:03 AM
Apr 2016

It's been over a year in the Primary.. she's won.. enough already.

Thank you, LF~

 

beachbum bob

(10,437 posts)
8. tactics and strategies chande now as to be expected. I also would like to
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 06:23 AM
Apr 2016

see heavy clinton operations in the purple and the new purple states go into action...states like texas....and southern states. Must build on the dislike of trump and conservatives...and work towards a landslide that brings the Senate and the House back to the democrats...perhaps once and for all

MineralMan

(146,055 posts)
9. That's what winning primary candidates do.
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:33 AM
Apr 2016

Losing candidates cut their staffs loose, instead.

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