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- January 27, 2016

Clinton Campaign "Taking It A Little Bit Personal" That Sanders Is Thinking About Negative Ads

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Clinton Spokeswoman Karen Finney Stated That The Clinton Campaign Is "Taking It A Little Bit Personal" That Sanders Is Thinking About Running Negative Ads. FINNEY: "I have to tell you we've been a little bit disappointed in the Sanders campaign. In these closing days we're certainly try to talk about that and make sure people know, you know obviously there are real differences between where Hillary stands on key issues on gun control and certainly some differences in our approach to healthcare. But we're seeing in the Sanders campaign a little bit of a negative tone, and we're taking it a little bit personal in what we've been seeing. There was a number of stories out just today, actually, marking the fact that the, here we have Senator Sanders said in the beginning I've never run a negative ad in my political career and I never go negative. Well you have a number of stories today questioning that, and noting that the tone has gotten a little bit more personal on his side. So we certainly hope they'll rethink that and let's keep it talking about the issues that we're going to do for the people who are out there and going to vote." (Karen Finney, Yahoo News Live, 1/27/16)

Fearing "Negative" Ads From Sanders, Clinton Preemptively Releases Her Own Attack Ads On Sanders

Clinton's Campaign Is Releasing Negative Ads Against Sanders In The Closing Days Before The Iowa Caucuses. "Hillary Clinton's campaign released an ad in Iowa comparing the former secretary of state to Sen. Bernie Sanders, subtly dinging him on health care, guns and Planned Parenthood, according to Kantar Media/CMAG." (Dan Merica, "Hillary Clinton Launches Closing Ad Against Bernie Sanders," CNN, 1/27/16)

  • Clinton Has "Stepped Up The Attacks On Sanders In The Last Two Weeks" Before The Voting Begins. "While Clinton has stepped up the attacks on Sanders in the last two weeks, she has vacillated between knocking the Vermont senator, who is running close with Clinton in Iowa, and pushing her own platform and message." (Dan Merica, "Hillary Clinton Launches Closing Ad Against Bernie Sanders," CNN, 1/27/16)

Clinton's Attack Ads Are A Result Of The "Heightened State Of Concern" In ClintonWorld

The Clinton Campaign Is In A "Heightened State Of Concern." " Sanders, the reconstructed New Dealer, has the Clinton juggernaut in a heightened state of concern. He is leading in New Hampshire in most every independent poll, and polling in Iowa suggests the race there is a toss-up, with the momentum on his side." (Evan Halper And Chris Megerian, "As Democratic Polls Tighten, Clinton Adopts A More Aggressive Approach," Los Angeles Times, 1/14/16)

Clinton Is Now "Relentlessly Attacking The Rival She Mostly Ignored For Months." " She is now relentlessly attacking the rival she mostly ignored for months. By this week, even Chelsea Clinton had touched off a spirited back-and-forth with the Sanders campaign. Speaking to voters in New Hampshire, she accused her mother's rival, who favors a European-style single-payer healthcare system, of seeking to 'dismantle Obamacare … dismantle Medicare and dismantle private insurance.' The comments riled Sanders, as well as his network of activists who accuse the Clinton machine of misleading voters." (Evan Halper And Chris Megerian, "As Democratic Polls Tighten, Clinton Adopts A More Aggressive Approach," Los Angeles Times, 1/14/16)

Clinton's "Riskier" Approach Has A "Taint Of Desperation"

The Initiation Of The Attacks By Clinton Has "The Taint Of Desperation." "The initiation of the barbs by Clinton has the taint of desperation, coming from a candidate who did everything by the book yet is watching her lead slip away nonetheless. It is unclear whether they will be effective in helping stir up the voter passion her campaign has lacked." (Evan Halper And Chris Megerian, "As Democratic Polls Tighten, Clinton Adopts A More Aggressive Approach," Los Angeles Times, 1/14/16)

Clinton's Slipping Poll Numbers Have Pushed Her To Take A "Riskier" Approach To Confront Sanders, Who They Underestimated From The Start. "The slipping poll numbers have pushed Clinton to take a feistier - and riskier - approach to confronting rival Sanders, a democratic socialist once looked upon by Clinton operatives as a model adversary: too far outside the mainstream to pose a significant threat, but popular enough to give the appearance of a real race." (Evan Halper And Chris Megerian, "As Democratic Polls Tighten, Clinton Adopts A More Aggressive Approach," Los Angeles Times, 1/14/16)


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