Hillary Clinton has worked to strike a balance on the matter of potentially becoming the first female president — accenting it, but trying not to accent it too much. Monday was a day to accent it.
Before a rapturous crowd, mostly women, in a midtown Manhattan hotel, after the equally rapturous introductions by women ranging from former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona to a Madison Square Garden union worker, Clinton suggested her prospective win was a component in a line of civil rights achievements dating to the suffragettes of the early 1900s.
Recounting what made Tuesday’s New York primary special to her, she segued from her tenure as the state’s U.S. senator to the work of women upstate in Seneca Falls, who crafted a declaration of women’s rights.
While rival Bernie Sanders has been drawing tens of thousands of people to rallies here ahead of Tuesday's New York primary, Hillary Clinton has campaigned more like a city council candidate, visiting neighborhoods to shake hands and rub shoulders with local leaders.
On Monday, the day before the state's crucial primary, she was making the rounds again. First, she visited a Yonkers hospital, flanked by city officials including the mayor and state lawmakers, and spoke to about 150 workers in a hot and crowded room.
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“You can get three delegates in a congressional district that might have 2,000 Republican votes and they matter just as much as a congressional district that might have 200,000 Republican votes.”
John Weaver, chief strategist for John Kasich, on the incentive for presidential hopefuls to campaign in Democratic strongholds such as New York City, Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Hillary Clinton refused to respond to Donald Trump labeling her “crooked Hillary,” but she nonetheless used his attack as an opportunity to challenge his own image.
“He is hurting our unity at home,” Clinton said in an interview with ABC’s “This Week.” “He is undermining the values that we stand for in New York and across America, and he’s hurting us around the world.”
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Donald Trump wants to add his own touch to the Republican National Conventions in July with a little stagecraft and a “showbiz” feel.
“It’s very important to put some showbiz into a convention; otherwise people are going to fall asleep,” Trump said in an interview with the Washington Post. The comment appeared to be, in part, an warning by Trump that he wants more of a say in the convention than a nominee would normally get, assuming he does secure the party's nomination.
He told the Post that he thinks non-politicians and business leaders deserve the opportunity to speak at the convention in Cleveland, not just the party leaders. The Republican National Committee runs the event, but Trump, the GOP front-runner, said he doesn’t think the RNC can handle putting on an interesting show.
The 12th Congressional District of New York, centered on Manhattan's Upper East Side, is home to many symbols of the city's gilded glory: Park Avenue, the Guggenheim and Metropolitan museums, the penthouse abode of one Donald J. Trump.
It is also home to about 48,000 registered Republicans, a population dwarfed by more than 210,000 Democrats who twice delivered the district to President Obama with a vote surpassing 75%.
Still, that relatively meager mass of GOP faithful — more moderate, affluent and educated than the national norm — explains why presidential hopeful John Kasich plopped this weekend onto a counter seat at PJ Bernstein's delicatessen, where a swarm of reporters documented his intake of kreplach, sour pickles and strudel.
With nearly half a million registered members, the American Independent Party is bigger than all of California's other minor political parties combined. The ultraconservative party's platform opposes abortion rights and same-sex marriage, and calls for building a fence along the entire United States border.
Based in the Solano County home of one of its leaders, the AIP bills itself as “The Fastest Growing Political Party in California."
But a Times investigation has found that a majority of its members have registered with the party in error. Nearly three in four people did not realize they had joined the party, a survey of registered AIP voters conducted for The Times found.