In Hillary’s absence, her would-be challengers descend upon the South Carolina Democratic Party convention, hoping to draw enthusiasm over Clinton’s infrastructure. They were all there: Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, a Draft Biden group, an adviser to Jim Webb — and some saw more success than others.
As the Clinton Foundation draws scrutiny on multiple fronts, Clinton avoided the obvious. But she took her signature issue, women’s participation, and turned it into a notably all-encompassing, political speech — touching on everything from Loretta Lynch to transgender discrimination.
Hillary Clinton calls for “concentrated policy” on local, state, and national levels. “This is not something we can just brush under the rug and wish it would go away.”
“We will be subjected to all kinds of distractions and attacks, and I’m ready for that,” Clinton told reporters on Monday of an upcoming book that looks at money and her family’s foundation. She did not address the allegations specifically.
Don’t expect rallies until May, detailed policy until summer or fall, or much else for now besides the small roundtables Clinton held in Iowa during week one. The secret benefit of a slow rollout: Local activists love sitting at a table with Hillary Clinton while aides film well-lit digital content, ready for Facebook deployment.
Clinton is avoiding large settings on the trail — and in her fundraising. She will appear at “Hillstarter” events this month, likely in private homes, in New York in Washington.
No more Madam Secretary. In Iowa, a lot of thought goes into the smallest of details to project her new platform — “champion” for everyday people.
She’s running again and this time it will be different, her campaign says. But they’ll have to solve a true challenge: How do you talk to regular people when you’re one of the most recognizable people alive?
A report on Clinton’s office compensation earlier this year quickly became a conservative talking point. Internal data shows she paid a dollar for dollar during her Senate tenure across all offices.
But it’s not just her, either. The State Department doesn’t archive the texts that government aides send, and the federal records agency says they aren’t aware of any department that automatically collects them for record-keeping purposes.
The former secretary of state’s first thoughts on Israel since Netanyahu’s election appeared Sunday night — in a third-person press release from someone else. “She did know I would release the statement.”
The man behind Clinton’s campaign fundraising will run a very different kind of operation from Clinton 2008 and Obama 2012. New names, no general election money upfront, and a tightly controlled structure that directly reports to him.
“She has agreed to join us for dinner.”
While Ted Cruz announced his bid on Monday, Clinton was offering some of her most thorough (and progressive) policy remarks in recent months, surrounded by key Democratic stakeholders.
It was a speech to camp professionals under neon lights in Atlantic City.
A group of top Democrats are getting Hillary Clinton ready for 2016 — and working for free until the launch of a campaign.
“They have nothing to do with work. I didn’t see any reason to keep them.” For the first time, the former secretary of state answers questions about the process for selecting 30,000 work-related emails to the State Department.
The former secretary of state said late Wednesday that she’s asked the State Department to release her emails. But questions remain about how those emails were selected to be sent to State — and what might have been left out.
At an Emily’s List gala, Hillary Clinton sticks to campaign themes: women, the family, wages. Meanwhile, questions continue about her State Department tenure.
The pro-Clinton groups are a delicate balance of money and power. On Monday, the uneasy alliance between former Obama and Clinton backers saw its first explosion — the big fundraising rift that must be repaired.