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Hillary Clinton Could Jump in the 2018 Midterms

Friends and allies are encouraging the failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee to jump in the midterm fray next year.

By NTK Staff | 12.21.2017 @10:00am
Hillary Clinton Could Jump in the 2018 Midterms

Despite record-low approval ratings and the stench of failure, Hillary Clinton may attempt to lend a hand to fellow Democrats during the 2018 midterms.

Clinton, who famously lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, is considering lending her voice to candidates where she believes it could be helpful. The strategy, according to Clinton confidants, is to focus on candidates running in areas where Clinton scored more votes than Trump:

“For me, it’s a no-brainer,” former Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman during the 2012 and 2014 election cycles, said in an interview.

“If she’s willing to go into those districts she won, she would be extraordinarily helpful,” he said.

“Trump’s numbers have only fallen in those districts, so you start there. It would be such a loss if she sat it out and a double loss if she didn’t go into those districts.”

Still, Clinton herself is said to be “aware of the potential pitfalls” that could come with jumping back into the political fray.

But, as was Clinton’s flaw in 2016, the former First Lady and secretary of state has surrounded herself with individuals see no faults or flaws in the deeply disliked Democrat.

“She’s the human personification of what the split in the country is,” said one Clinton friend. “And look, she understands what that means and what that means for her. She’s very attuned to what’s going on. She’s not confused about it. She has some people pulling on her to be involved and others who are saying maybe not.”

Those who have spoken to Clinton say she’s fielding requests and deciding how to best wade into 2018 waters. “Has she gotten a lot of asks? Yeah,” one longtime Clinton ally said. “…I don’t see a scenario where she’s not doing anything publicly.”

Time will tell what Clinton may decide, but if her friends are to be believed, expect to see more of Clinton in 2018.

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