In the upcoming 2018 election, assuming Democrats make gains, Clinton wants to position herself to take credit.
It is no surprise that Hillary Clinton wants to remain a leader despite a humiliating defeat. What is somewhat new is that she’s developing a strategy to take the lead in 2018 by using her electoral victories in districts with Republican representatives. Clinton wants the Democrats to flip Congress and to position herself to take credit for that victory.
The Hill reports, “Hillary Clinton looks for her role in midterms.”
Hillary Clinton wants to play a role in next year’s midterm elections. It’s just not clear yet what that role will be.
Clinton has already launched a PAC aimed at helping congressional Democratic candidates in 2018, signaling the former first lady, senator and secretary of State is ready to help her party with fundraising.
She also is looking at the House districts she won in last year’s presidential contest against Donald Trump as part of an autopsy of her failed campaign, according to two sources who have spoken to the former Secretary of State.
It’s at least possible she’ll lend a hand on the campaign trail — particularly in the 23 districts held by Republicans where voters preferred her over Donald Trump for the White House.
But there are indications that other Democrats aren’t happy with her ambition.
Even staunch Clinton supporters say that while there is room for her to play a role, she also needs to leave room for new leaders to emerge.
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