Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Clinton Campaign Background Email June 1, 2015

This is almost the full text of the email that Adam Nagourney tweeted about, and that other reporters are up in arms about. There's an off-the-record addendum that I've left out because it deals with logistics, which are generally understood to be off-the-record even when not specifically agreed to in advance. Read my commentary on this at The Daily Banter.

Hillary Clinton’s official campaign launch will occur Saturday, June 13th, starting with a major speech in New York City and continuing with a nationally webcast organizing meeting in Iowa. Her launch will continue with a swing through all four early primary states.

Mid-day on Saturday, June 13th, Hillary Clinton will give her official campaign launch speech at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York City. The event is open to the public and members of the public can register for tickets at www.hillaryclinton.com/your-ticket.

·         Her speech will lay out her view of the challenges facing this country and her vision and ideas for moving the country forward.

·         Hillary Clinton grew up in Illinois, and her career spent working on behalf of children and families has taken her from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., Arkansas to New York. But it was the voters of New York who elected her to serve as their first female senator.

·         Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has been inspired by FDR’s belief that America is stronger when we summon the work and talents of all Americans and has long admired Eleanor Roosevelt as a role model.

Saturday evening, Hillary Clinton will speak with key volunteers and supporters at an organizing meeting in Iowa, to build the ground-up, grassroots-focused organization needed to compete and win.

·         Her presentation to the Iowa Organizing Meeting will be simulcast at similar organizing meetings across the entire country, especially the early four primary states. At least one such organizing meeting is planned for nearly every congressional district (435) in the country.

·         She will personally ask organizers, volunteers and supporters to reach out and organize their friends, family and neighborhoods to build the type of lasting movement that can overcome the forces stacked against everyday Americans and their families.

After her launch, she will travel to all four early primary states. She will be in Iowa on June 13 and 14, in New Hampshire on June 15, in South Carolina on June 17 and in Nevada on June 18. This early state schedule reflects Clinton's plan to work for and earn every vote.

·         In Iowa, no Democratic candidate for president has ever received more than 50% of the caucus vote unless they were a sitting President or Vice-President, or incumbent Iowa Senator.

·         In New Hampshire, no Democrat in a contested primary in the last 25 years has won by more than 27,000 votes or received more than 50% of the vote. Even running unopposed in 2012 as the incumbent president, President Obama received around 80% of the primary vote.

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