On the trail
Hillary Clinton is not planning to shake up her campaign staff, her campaign chairman said Tuesday. “There is zero truth to what you may be reading. It’s wrong. Hillary stands behind her team, period,” John Podesta tweeted. He was responding to a report that Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, had planned to reassess staffing and strategy after the first four primaries, but were becoming increasingly critical of their aides and had demanded the evaluation sooner.
Bernie Sanders found himself swarmed by dozens of reporters as he strolled around Concord, N.H., on Tuesday. “If we have a large voter turnout, I think we’re going to do just fine,” he said. But other questions were met with silence. One reporter asked him what he likes about New Hampshire. Another asked if he misses Vermont. Sanders jumped into an SUV and left. “He needed a little air,” said adviser Tad Devine.
Hillary Clinton won’t attend, but her campaign will host fundraising events Wednesday in Mexico. Campaign treasurer Jose Villarreal will appear at the events in Mexico City. One of the co-hosts is Wal-Mart lobbyist Ivan Zapien, who moved to Mexico with the company last year. Clinton served on the Wal-Mart board from 1986-1992. The other event will be held at the home of Alejandra Rangel Smith, an academic and writer.
Bernie Sanders had an active presence on Twitter on Tuesday. With an image asking “Ready for a political revolution?” he tweeted, “When that happens, they will say it all started tonight in New Hampshire.” A few minutes earlier, he tweeted, “Imagine eight years from now and the United States is leading the world in fighting climate change.”
Hillary Clinton came face to face with Frank Fiorina, the husband of Republican candidate Carly Fiorina, Tuesday at a middle school in Derry, N.H., that serves as a polling site. “Isn’t it amazing?” Clinton asked Fiorina. He joked that he’s not crazy about the snow, but said that the voters were “amazing.” Clinton added, “Give my best to Carly.”
Bernie Sanders could face a tougher contest in the Feb. 20 Nevada caucuses. There’s been no recent polling, but Hillary Clinton had double-digit leads in three polls taken late in 2015.