Katie Couric

Eyeing narrow margins, Clinton campaign tries to keep voters from going over to third parties

Eyeing narrow margins, Clinton campaign tries to keep voters from going over to third parties

With polls showing a tightening presidential race, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is playing defense against third-party candidates to keep them from widening Donald Trump’s path to victory.

Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein are drawing enough support, particularly from millennials, to threaten Clinton’s chances and spark warnings from top Democrats.

“You have some people who are dancing with a third party,” said David Plouffe, who ran President Obama’s 2008 campaign. “You’ve got to go out there and fight. We know from history that they can make a...

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