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Associated Press: ‘Hillary Clinton is Not Going Away.’

Clinton is eager to help Democrats in 2018, but as the AP notes, “not all in the party want her help.”

By NTK Staff | 05.24.2018 @11:00am
Associated Press: ‘Hillary Clinton is Not Going Away.’

If Democrats thought Hillary Clinton would quietly fade into the background after her stunning 2016 defeat at the hands of Donald Trump, they were very wrong.

The former secretary of state appeared at the Democrats’ New York convention Wednesday and promised to help her party win in November.

“We’re not going to win every fight — take it from me,” Clinton said, according to the Associated Press. “But if we stand together for the values we share, we will get there together.”

This is far from the first action Clinton has taken during the 2018 midterms so far:

She has endorsed Democratic candidates in New York, Michigan and Georgia recently. She helped raise roughly a half-million dollars for groups allied with her year-old political organization, Onward Together, on a single afternoon late last month. She is now weighing how aggressive to be on the campaign trail ahead of the November elections.

But as the AP notes, not everyone is happy with Clinton’s continued involvement.

New York City Council member Jumaane Williams, who is challenging the state’s lieutenant governor, said the party’s left wing would have preferred an appearance by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, or a more unifying candidate. He worries Clinton’s appearance demonstrates that Democrats haven’t worked to heal the divisions highlighted in the 2016 presidential primary.

“We either haven’t learned our lesson or we don’t care,” he said.

Clinton has also continued to cause headaches for her party. Earlier this year on a trip to India, Clinton said the reason she lost was due to married women voting for Trump because their husbands told them to. She added it was her belief Trump voters “didn’t like black people getting rights” or “women … getting jobs.”

That prompted some Democrats, like Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), to say Clinton couldn’t leave politics “soon enough.”

It seems Heitkamp will be disappointed. “Hillary Clinton is not going away,” the AP wrote Thursday.

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