Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton launched sharper attacks Monday against GOP candidates, warning voters that if they choose a Republican for the White House, it will unravel years of policy implemented by President Obama.
Clinton’s campaign remains focused on proving she can defeat a Republican opponent while her chief rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, cannot.
"I am absolutely determined that we're going to make sure we have a Democrat to succeed President Obama so we don't let the Republicans rip away the progress we have made together," Clinton said at an event in Davenport, Iowa.
She said Sanders' proposals, including taking on Wall Street and providing free college tuition, require too much money.
Clinton continues battering Republicans and added her husband, former President Bill Clinton, to the trail in New Hampshire at the start of 2016 to help her fight to win the White House.
"It's kind of scary this year," he said of the GOP field. "They are telling you what they believe. And so you've got to take them seriously."
Hillary Clinton has been the focus of the Republican candidates for months even as they attack each other.
"A Clinton presidency will corrode the character of this nation. Why? Because of the Clinton way,” former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina said at one of the GOP debates.
Clinton herself landed punches Monday on Republicans' views of U.S. foreign policy and the economy. "I don't think all the Republicans are that ignorant," Clinton said in Davenport.
"I think they are doing the bidding of the fossil fuel industry, the Koch brothers and other of their big donors and puppeteers who say to them, 'You better not say climate change is real.'"
"We cannot afford to have a Republican in the White House.”