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Dem Rep: Hillary Clinton Took the Midwest for Granted

“I was very frustrated in both the primary and general election,” Debbie Dingell explained.

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) said she thinks Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign took the midwest for granted, during The Atlantic‘s Washington Ideas Forum on Tuesday.

Bloomberg‘s Margaret Carlson had asked Dingell about whether the Clinton campaign listened to Dingell’s concerns that Clinton might lose the Democratic primary to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

“Nobody listened,” Dingell told Carlson. “I kept telling people that Michigan was competitive.”

Dingell said Sanders had been in her district ten times by the time the Clinton campaign arrived in Michigan.

“Hillary Clinton never walked in my district, and, by the way, when you look at voter turnout for primary and general, my district had a larger turnout than one of the Detroit districts did,” Dingell explained.

“I was very frustrated in both the primary and general election,” Dingell concluded. “I think they took the midwest for granted and you saw the result.”