Clinton to Court Female Swing Voters in Virginia

Her push for incremental changes differs from her rivals’ plans to overhaul.

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Ally Mutnick
May 9, 2016, 9:12 a.m.

“In the fight for the votes of sub­urb­an wo­men, there is no more rep­res­ent­at­ive place than Loudoun County, the tick­et-split­ting bed­room com­munity in swing state Vir­gin­ia that” former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton (D) “will vis­it Monday - and no bet­ter foil for her ar­gu­ment, per­haps, than” real es­tate mogul Don­ald Trump (R). “Af­flu­ent sub­urb­an wo­men are a key audi­ence for Clin­ton … as she seeks to use Trump’s po­lar­iz­ing state­ments about wo­men, im­mig­rants and oth­ers against him.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

POLICY OVER­HAUL. “The oth­er two can­did­ates left in this pres­id­en­tial race want to over­haul Amer­ic­an gov­ern­ment. Clin­ton mainly wants to tinker with its parts. In many cases, her plans in­volve adding small — but in­tric­ate — new tasks for the bur­eau­cracy, de­signed to make gov­ern­ment smarter, more gen­er­ous and more just.”

“Clin­ton says she simply can’t make the simple, grand prom­ises of her rivals — free col­lege tu­ition, a big, beau­ti­ful, free wall. In­stead, she skips ahead to what policy looks like the way it’s ac­tu­ally been done: com­plic­ated, ugly and in small steps.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)


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