Clinton: ‘Important’ That Democrats Nominate A Democrat
Hillary Clinton is trying to draw a distinction between her and her opponent, self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, that she is the only “real” Democrat in the race.
“I … have been a proud Democrat all my adult life,” Clinton told a rally of her supporters in Wisconsin.
“And I think that is kind of important if we are selecting someone to be the Democratic nominee of the Democratic Party.”
The Hill reports:
Clinton and Sanders, an independent Vermont senator who caucuses with Democrats, are in a tight race in Wisconsin. Sanders holds a slight edge, 46.8 percent to 44.5 percent, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.
Sanders campaign spokesman Michael Briggs told The Wall Street Journal that Sanders is a “a lifelong progressive who has caucused with the Democrats since he came to Congress.”
Briggs also noted Sanders’s efforts to elect President Obama and work to raise funds for Democratic candidates.
“And, oh yeah, he didn’t support Barry Goldwater for president,” Briggs added in a shot at Clinton.