The Hillary Effect:
Secretary Clinton Brings Vision, Substance And Muscle To McAuliffe's Success
Hillary Clinton Brings Vision & Substance to The Campaign Trail
"We cannot let those who do not believe in America's progress hijack this great experiment, and substitute for the
habits of the heart suspicion, hatred, anger, anxiety. That's not as a people who we are.” –
“Politicians choose scorched
-earth over common ground," she continued. "They operate in what I called the evidence-free-zone, with ideology trumping everything else," she said, before listing the consequences of the shutdown, such as furloughed workers and "children thrown out of Head Start."
[CNN 10/19/13 ]
Hillary Clinton Brings Muscle to The Campaign Trail
Secretary Clinton “made a foray back into the thorny world of campaign politics” keynoting a rally for McAuliffe in
Falls Church, Virginia.
“The Clintons have gone to bat in a big way for McAuliffe’s campaign.” Hillary did a “big wave” of last minute mailers on behalf of Terry McAuliffe’s campaign. [Politico,
What The Pundits Said:
“The success or failure of McAuliffe’s campaign is a chance to measure Clinton’s strength and organization … Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign begins this year in Virginia” –
A Wall Street Journal reporter said conservatives view the Virginia gubernatorial election as “American
conservatism versus the Clinton Democrats and the Clinton Crowd.” –
The Wall Street Journal even tried to paint McAuliffe’s connection to the Clintons in a negative light. –
Wall Street Journal editorial, 11/3/13 But after Hillary Clinton went directly to Virginia voters to campaign for McAuliffe and appeared in what
Politico called a “big wave” of last minute mail on Terry McAuliffe’s behalf… the verdict is in…
The Hillary Effect
Clinton-backed McAuliffe won 48-46, switching a Southern swing-
state Governor’s office from Red to Blue.
According to exit polls, Clinton-backed McAuliffe won unmarried women voters by nearly 40 points and unmarried men by nearly 12 points. According to exit polls, Clinton-backed McAuliffe cut the Republican edge among white women nearly in half compared to the last Virginia gubernatorial election and by three points compared to the 2012 presidential election. Clinton-
backed McAuliffe’s victory was the first time in
years an incumbent president’s party won the Virginia governor’s race.
According to exit polls, Clinton-backed McAuliffe out-performed the last Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Virginia by eight points among men and five points among women.