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Late Saturday night, 2016, an uncommonly long leap year, came to an end. People the world over did what they always do: gathered, partied, and welcomed the new year.  There was one horrendous attack on the celebrations.  The miracle may be that there weren’t more.  Maybe people the world over are getting better at sniffing out and preventing these attacks.  Or maybe cities across the globe all got lucky except for poor Istanbul.

When we last left Hillary Clinton, late Saturday night, she had been named Person of the Year in an elegant, eloquent treatise by a woman in a Nigerian paper which some have chosen to write off as unimportant because the paper is Nigerian to which I have to ask: “WTF????”   One respondent likened it to “fake news.” Really? All those trips to Africa that Hillary made as secretary of state, all those MOUs, and you consider an African paper akin to “fake news?”  Shame on you, sir!

Morning of the first day of the first month of the new year saw two major stories circulating on TV and the internet. One story involved the minority PEOTUS’s choice for press-sec saying Hillary Clinton should be “punished” for what he said were her attempts to “influence the election.”  The other story centered on a former Obama White House staffer saying “the Clinton days are over.”

You did not need to have drunk yourself into oblivion the night before to have developed a major headache from these two stories.

Hillary Clinton ran an honest, enthusiastic, issue-driven campaign. We know this because so many of us here were involved in the grassroots efforts.  If “influencing” an election entails campaigning around the country, recruiting volunteers for a massive ground game, and tirelessly incorporating issues brought to your attention by rally-goers on rope lines, yes indeed she did!  That is what campaigning is all about. It is not about setting oneself up as the sole possible fixer of all that needs fixing and much that is not broken and requires no repair. Hillary’s campaign was about addressing the fault lines and fine tuning what works well in bridging them. Her platform was intricately intersectional and brilliant. She was the Hillary of 2008 but even better. She knew her stuff backwards and forwards, and she preached it – indefatigably.

On the morning of the first day of the first month of the year after Hillary was resoundingly defeated by an outdated body that preferred to give its votes to yet another white male, a demographic from which we have drawn 43 past presidents and now a 44th, a member of her own party sat before cameras and declared her – and us – “over.”

Wait just a pussy-grabbing minute there! Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, in case that escaped notice somehow.  She built an enormous coalition and grabbed almost 66 million votes – 2.1% more than her “elected,” pussy-grabbing, minority opponent.  What is so “over” about that?

We are still here, and we are not going away! Both of these men are wrong.

No candidate who campaigned honestly and made her plans and personal details public should be charged with “criminal influence,” especially when her opponent has not released his own personal files and in fact invited a foreign power to hack into her files. That is the stuff of dictatorships and authoritarian regimes.

As the new year launched, the media persisted in denying charges of sexism and misogyny in covering Hillary’s campaign. Silly, when all you needed to see were two men from opposite ends of the political spectrum attacking her weeks after the deed was done.

These men are very sure of themselves. What a sad morning in America. What a sad start for a new year. What a sad commentary on democracy in this country. However jubilant and hopeful your New Year’s Eve may have been, the morning gloom set in early.

So now it’s back to work. The holidays are over. “Twin Peaks” is returning (on Showtime)  in 2017, and it’s time to make the donuts!

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and her daughter Chelsea (R), place an order at a Dunkin Donuts in Nashua, New Hampshire February 9, 2016, the day of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and her daughter Chelsea (R), place an order at a Dunkin Donuts in Nashua, New Hampshire February 9, 2016, the day of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

I am not saying she will or should ever again make this run. But a campaign is different from a run. Hillary has her issues clearly laid out based on our input. She has gathered an army of us – 66 million this time – roughly four times her 2008 brigade. We are organized. Campaigns are based on issues, and do not necessarily target a run for office. Neither do they necessarily center on an individual. Both Bernie and Trump liked to call their campaigns “movements.”  Hillary never did that, but I think we are a movement and have been one for many years.  2016 may be over, and the race for the Oval Office may be over, but we, Hillary, and our movement are not.  We have gathered numbers over those years.  Let’s make that count!  #Resist!

#Resist privatizing social programs.

#Resist abridging women’s rights.

#Resist breaking unions.

#Resist voucherizing the public school system.

#Resist disenfranchising American voters.

#Resist banning refugees from war-torn states,

#Resist deportation of productive parents of minor American citizens and of young people brought here as minors.

#Resist discrimination by race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identification.

#Resist building capital for the wealthy on the backs of the poor and working class.

#Resist the creation of an oligarchy in the United States of America.

#Resist marginalization (and worse) of the investigative press.

#Resist illegal sales of public lands.

#Resist drilling for and transportation of dangerous fossil fuels in, near, and through residential regions, aquifers, and our shores.

#Resist efforts to breach our treaties with other nations.

#Resist one-party rule.

#Resist one-man rule.

#Resist ____________ . (Add your own issue.)

Let’s not allow this one weak, thin-skinned, self-centered, predatory creep be the end of our great American experiment. Americans are not of a race or religion. We are not of any single human thread. We are of an idea. It unites us. E pluribus unum — “Out of many, one.” We are a voice.  One voice.  Let’s make noise.  Let’s be loud.  Let’s be heard.


Adding the link to this article by Minyon Moore.  Hillary Clinton Is Not Done Making History Yet

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Heading into the final stretch, while the commentariat kept circulating the bogus story of an enthusiasm gap, Hillary met ardent audiences everywhere she went.

At the Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus in Dade City, Florida, Alicia Machado introduced Hillary Clinton to a wildly enthusiastic audience.

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She said “No, no, no, no!”  Mr. Trump will not get her first vote as a U.S. citizen.

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At the Sanford Civic Center where she held a canvass kickoff rally, she was on fire!

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Hillary’s last stop in Florida that night was a rally in Fort Lauderdale.  She was just as energized there as she was at her first event of the day in Dade City.

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Before boarding her plane to take her campaign to Nevada and Arizona, Hillary greeted early voters in Lauderhill, Florida. Hillary had some very enthusiastic support in the largely Caribbean neighborhood!

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Hillary Clinton rallied early voters at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Training Center in Las Vegas.

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Hillary’s last western stop yesterday was in Tempe, Arizona. She held an early vote rally at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex.  The crowd was huge and enthusiastic.

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Hillary’s campaign circled back to the battleground state of North Carolina.  She rallied voters at Pitt Community College in Winterville.  Eleanor Holmes Norton and G.K. Butterfield introduced her.

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At the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, Pharrell, Bernie, and Hillary fired up voters in the battleground state.

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Mark Cuban introduced Hillary in Pittsburgh where she rallied Pennsylvania voters at The Great Hall at Heinz Field.

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Hillary rallied voters at the Eastern Market in Detroit.

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Here are highlights from Hillary’s “Get Out The Vote” event with Beyonce and Jay Z at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center.

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Hillary ran between the raindrops in south Florida.  She greeted early voters in West Miami,  stopped by a field office in Miami, and visited Little Haiti.  Then she went on to a rally in Pembroke Pines where Randi Weingarten warmed up the crowd and Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, greeted her.

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At the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Katy Perry and Madeleine Albright rallied voters for Hillary. Earlier in the day, Hillary sat down with supporters at Reed/s Coffee and Tea House.

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Hillary attended Sunday morning services at the Mt. Airy Church of God.  After services, she stopped off at the Cedar Park Cafe. Then she was on her way to Ohio for a rally in Cleveland.

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LeBron James brought in J.R. Smith and his little daughter to introduce Hillary at a GOTV rally in Cleveland. Of course the Cleveland crowd loved it.

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Even when Hillary was onscreen talking about her issues and plans, media displayed partisan or ambiguous tickers (see photo above) echoing the opposition’s preoccupations. The meme that Hillary participated in a nasty campaign is a lie.  At every stop, Hillary spoke to issues she had accrued while listening to voters for a year and a half.  While televising her speeches, the MSM often ran damaging tickers on the screen distracting from her words. In the end the same media sources would say it was a campaign of attacks. That is true in the sense that Hillary was attacking the issues. The media and the GOP were attacking her.

Gold Star dad, Khizr Khan, introduced Hillary at a rally in Manchester where James Taylor gave a special performance.

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The last day on the trail and that was sinking in for Hillary’s traveling press corps who took pictures with her on the tarmac in White Plains before taking off for Pittsburgh.

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Hillary published an op-ed that final day of the campaign summarizing her reasons for running and the objectives she developed with our input – all of ours. This document flies in the face of Joe Biden’s claim that she never figured out why she was running.  Hillary has never done anything without a reason.  She deliberated long and hard before entering this contest and had very solid reasons for running that she could not ignore or she never would have done it.

Hillary’s final rally in Michigan was held at Grand Valley State University in Allendale where she met up with Debbie Stabenow.

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If ever there could have been a reminder of the republic that was at stake in this election, it was the optics of the rally in Philadelphia. The crowd filled the space where the Declaration of Independence was first read to a crowd not quite so large.  The place where Benjamin Franklin, when asked what form of government was established, said, “A republic, madam, if you can keep it,” hosted Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, Chelsea and President Bill Clinton, in that order, Michelle Obama, President Obama, and finally, the woman of the evening, Hillary Clinton who apparently stunned Hollywood fashionistas in her scarlet pantsuit.

Those of us who had followed her through the day knew that she had not changed her attire for this event.  She looked fresh as a rose, and her busy day was not ending there!  She moved on to a late night rally in Raleigh after Barack Obama played Hillary to Hillary’s Bill and escorted her offstage at the end.

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What we knew before the crowd at the North Carolina State William Neal Reynolds Coliseum knew it was that Bon Jovi was on the plane with all the Clintons when they left Philadelphia for the very last rally in Raleigh.

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What none of us knew was that Lady Gaga would be at the rally. In a nod to Madeleine Albright, she sported a big, beautiful pin on the jacket of her pantsuit.  She spoke and then she performed with total Gaga gusto.

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And then it was D-Day.

Shortly before 4 a.m. EST Hillary Clinton’s campaign plane touched down at Westchester Airport for the last time. Press and staff deboarded, and a huge hometown crowd was on the tarmac awaiting and cheering her.

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Only a few hours later, the Clintons were at their polling place where once again they were greeted by a large turnout of their neighbors.

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And then it all went sideways.  We watched the returns in disbelief. The next morning, she conceded, graciously with her chin up.

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“… to the millions of volunteers, community leaders, activists and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to neighbors, posted on Facebook, even in secret, private Facebook sites – I want everybody coming out from behind that and make sure your voices are heard going forward.”

Many of us never hid, were never secretive, and always posted publicly no matter what the cost. Many of us have always been loud and proud. We continue to be.  Some of us posted our thank-yous to Hillary here.

There were tributes.

Hillary was not the honoree at this award event.  Christine LaGarde was, but she joined in praising Hillary who wasn’t even there.

Introducing Hillary, Marian Wright Edelman noted her overwhelming lead in the popular vote and called her “the People’s President.”  Hillary admitted that making this appearance was not the easiest thing for her.  She said she wanted to curl up with a good book and her dogs and never leave the house again.  But she said she got up and dusted herself off because Marian exemplified that for her.

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There have been Hillary-sightings, several of these in the woods, leading to some interesting new Twitter accounts. Her hometown has rallied around her, of course.

Toward the end of the month, the campaign responded to the many calls for a recount or an audit.

Hillary made a surprise appearance at the UNICEF Snowflake Gala where her fervent supporter, Katy Perry was honored.

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November ended with the campaign requesting assistance with the recount which Hillary’s campaign had not initiated. Protocol allows and common sense dictates fair representation of all sides no matter where the recount request originates.

November began on an optimistic note and ended with Hillary’s team still shaking our heads and not quite sure what happened except that we were pretty certain Comey’s October 27 letter did damage as did the wikileaks gusher of campaign emails. Trump’s Russian ties and vile tweets and remarks somehow got passes. More than three weeks after Election Day, many Hillary supporters were still down in our cups and dealing with shock, loss, and grief. But we will never be sorry for the run. It was glorious. We are proud of our Hillary and will defend her to the end.

Here is the archive for November 2016 >>>>

 

 

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Hillary began the last full month of the campaign in North Carolina. She visited the Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte for Sunday services.

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At a campaign event in Toledo, Ohio, Hillary delivered a speech addressing broad economic plans contrasting her proposed policies to those of Donald Trump.

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Hillary held a voter registration rally in Akron, Ohio at Goodyear Hall and Theater. She laid out plans to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.  She also urged Ohioans to register to vote and to vote early.

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Hillary and Chelsea sat down with Elizabeth Banks for a town hall in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

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At Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, Hillary Clinton held an organizing event.  She urged Pennsylvanians to register to vote before the October 11 deadline.

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The same week that the U.S. government confirmed that hacking of DNC accounts was ordered by top Kremlin officials, a hot mic video of Donald Trump discussing sexual assaults on women surfaced.  As we know now, the predator won out.

Presidential Town Hall – I almost get sick looking at these. How on earth did he win? Oh, wait! Those hacked emails.  Of course!

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Hillary was at Wayne State University in Michigan rallying a wildly enthusiastic audience and encouraging them to register with volunteers in the venue if they had not already done so.

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In battleground Ohio today for a rally in Columbus on Columbus Day!

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Hillary and Al Gore, who “used to be the next president of the United States,”  teamed up to talk about climate change in Florida – a state at high risk with a coastline of 1,350 miles.

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At the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Hillary rallied voters.

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Hillary held a Get Out the Vote rally at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

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At a fundraiser in San Francisco

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Hillary flew into Boeing Field and held a fundraiser at the Paramount Theater where Macklemore sang.  She visited her campaign headquarters and spoke to the volunteers and staff before taking off for home.

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The stars came out on Broadway for Hillary.

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The last presidential debate

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The 71st Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, held at the Waldorf Astoria, is an annual fundraiser benefiting Catholic Charities.  It is sponsored by the foundation and hosted by the Archbishop of New York.

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At Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Hillary rallied voters.

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Hillary and Tim rallied voters at the Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh.

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Hillary and Tim held an outdoor rally at the University of Pennsylvania’s Dunning-Cohen Champions Field at Penn Park.

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In Durham and Raleigh NC – Hilary began her day at Sunday services.

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At Belk Plaza, UNC Charlotte

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With Liz Warren and Maggie Hassan for a Manchester, NH campaign event

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Hillary rallied voters at the Coconut Creek Campus of Broward College.

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In Lake Worth, they sang Happy Birthday to her.

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Hillary shuttled to Tampa to continue her stump through Florida. Angela Bassett participated, and Hillary was introduced by chef José Andrés who would have been with Trump officially opening his D.C. hotel. Andrés pulled out of locating his restaurant under Trump’s umbrella, and chose to stand with Hillary at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park event instead.

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Michelle Obama and Hillary teamed up at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Hillary held a campaign event in Cedar Rapids to rally early voting in Iowa.  News of the Comey letter broke just as the plane was landing.  The campaign issued a statement, but  Hillary did not refer to it in her remarks.  Just 11 days before Election Day, FBI Director James Comey released a letter to eight Republican chairs saying additional emails had been found. Hillary’s campaign responded, but this was unprecedented and was certain to have an effect.

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Hillary’s second Iowa event that day was a rally in Des Moines.  After the event, she held a brief presser during which she urged Director Comey to clarify the issues and release the materials in question.

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Hillary was all smiles in the Sunshine State.

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J-Lo’s get out the vote rally for Hillary

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She began her day with a “voting brunch” at an Irish pub in Miami,  went to Sunday services at the New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale,  joined supporters for a bite to eat at Betty’s Soul Food, greeted supporters in Pompano Beach, and, finally, rallied voters at The Manor Complex in Wilton Manors, Florida.

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Hillary ended the month with a swing through Ohio and a few swipes at James Comey for not telling everyone the FBI was investigating Trump’s Russian relations.

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In Cleveland and Cincinnati

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October TV appearances:

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October endorsements: Union Square Ventures, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Christine Todd Whitman, Foreign Policy Magazine, The Washington Post The Miami Herald, Latina Magazine, The Kansas City Star, The Lexington Herald Leader, Vogue, 70 Nobel Laureates, The New Yorker.

Here is the archive for October 2016 >>>>

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Moving into September, while we had seen Hillary focusing steadfastly on issues and her proposed solutions, we had seen a blossoming of rumors that Hillary was not well. Trump had long been saying that she lacked stamina which her tireless schedule belied.  We were moving into the last lap, and Hillary put everything she had into it.

Labor Day was kick-off day for the final stretch of this very long campaign cycle. Hillary marked the day by unveiling HillForce One, a 737, that she flew from Westchester to Ohio where it was parked on the tarmac near Trump’s plane.

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Hillary boarded Hill Force One and flew to Hampton, Illinois for the 49th Annual Salute to Labor there.

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Speaking to the press on the plane and at a rally in Tampa

 

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At the MSNBC/NBC Commander-in-Chief Forum

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Charlotte – a campaign event at Johnson C. Smith University

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Hillary Clinton greeted supporters at the at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Missouri and spoke to the National Baptist Convention there.

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Another 9/11 anniversary was coming.  Hillary was in New York.  She convened a bipartisan panel of experts on national security at the New York Historical Society.

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Hillary attended the 9/11 Memorial but left part way through s she was ill with pneumonia which she had been battling. Hillary had no intention of letting pneumonia keep her away from this event, but it got the better of her and she had to step away from the proceedings.

 

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She stopped off at Chelsea’s apartment and reappeared later looking fine, but really did need to take care of that pneumonia which apparently had made the rounds in her campaign staff. Chuck Schumer also said he had been through a bout.
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She sent this a few day later.

Hi!

I just wanted to thank you and everyone on this team for all the well-wishes you’ve sent.

And since I’ve been hearing from so many people today, I wanted to tell you personally that I’m feeling fine and getting better. (It doesn’t hurt to be able to spend some time at home with my dogs.)

Like anyone who’s ever been home sick from work, I’m just anxious to get back out there. There’s so much at stake in this election, and we only have 57 days left in this campaign — I want to make each one count.

Thank you for being the warmest, toughest, and most dependable team I could hope for — you’ve lifted me up, today and every day.

– H

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On the 15th, Hillary was back on the tarmac headed for NC.

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UNC Greensboro

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Hillary wrapped up her first day back on the trail at the CHCI Gala in Washington, D.C.

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Black Women’s Agenda 39th Annual Symposium at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

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As the first woman to win a major party’s presidential nomination, Hillary received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Trailblazer Award.

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Hillary made her case for the millennial vote to an enthusiastic audience of young people at Temple University

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In an afternoon reminiscent of her days as secretary of state, Hillary spent an afternoon in New York meeting with foreign dignitaries in town for the U.N. General Assembly.

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Hillary hopped on her plane in White Plains and flew to Orlando to rally Floridians.

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One Sunday, Hillary dropped in on, “Apple Seeds,”  a kids’ center in the NYC Flatiron district, paid a visit to Chelsea and family, and met with Netanyahu who was in town for UNGA.

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The first presidential debate.

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At Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina, Hillary was greeted with wild enthusiasm by a young  audience very proud of her performance in the debate the night before.

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Hillary and Bernie teamed up at the University of New Hampshire Durham for a panel discussion on the New College Compact. Hillary also met for a bite to eat with some contest winners.

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At the Sunrise Theater Fort Pierce, FL

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In Coral Springs, FL

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TV appearances in September: 

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September endorsements: Four Star Generals, Bob Sennewald and David Maddox, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, 95 retired Generals and Admirals, including a number of 4-Star Generals, Dallas Morning News, William Cohen, Actors’ Equity, Every Voice, NY Times, LA Times, The Arizona Republic, John Warner, Tony Pomerleau, Chicago Sun-Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Desert Sun

Here is the archive for September 2016 >>>>

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With the general election campaign in full swing, Hillary brought her message to Nebraska with an introduction by Warren Buffett who said he is happy to take a hit on taxes to better balance the economy.

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Campaigning in Colorado at the  Knotty Tie Company, Hillary discussed small businesses and homemade American goods.

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Governor John Hickenlooper introduced Hillary at Adams City High School in Commerce City, Colorado.

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Hillary toured the Mojave Electric Co. in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to a rally at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Hall where she was introduced by Harry Reid.

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The National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists welcomed Hillary Clinton.

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Hillary’s neighbors in Chappaqua held a Hillapalooza.

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Hillary was animated and fierce speaking at a rally at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL where she also toured a brewery.

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Hillary spoke at the Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall in Kissimmee.

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Hillary returned to Des Moines, IA  for a Democratic Party rally. She also visited Raygun, a printing and design company.

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After touring the Futuramic Tool and Engineering facility in Warren, MI, Hillary delivered remarks addressing her plans for the economy.

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With Joe Biden in Scranton.

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Voter registration rlly in Philadelphia.

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Hillary toured the John Marshall High School in Cleveland before she delivered an address on the economy.

 

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At the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, Hillary Clinton met with law enforcement officials from several metropolitan departments from around the country.

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In Provencetown with Cher

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Hillary delivered a searing speech in Reno aligning Donald Trump with Alt-Right elements and using his own words and actions to expose the landmark shift he represents in the Republican Party and in the history of presidential politics in the United States.

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Hillary spoke at the American Legion National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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August TV appearances:

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August endorsements:  Michael Morrell, All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG), The International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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Hillary clinched the nomination in early June.  July was the month when both President Obama and Bernie Sanders came out to campaign with her.

Hillary was back on the trail in D.C. right after the holiday addressing the NEA.

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The same day, Hillary and Barack Obama campaigned together in Charlotte.

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Hillary spoke on the famed and fabled Atlantic City boardwalk in front of a defunct and abandoned Trump casino.

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Hillary spoke at the African Methodist Episcopal church national convention in Philadelphia.

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Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton on July 12 before an enthusiastic audience in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Hillary Clinton returned to the Old Statehouse in Springfield, Illinois to address divisions in America and how to bridge them.

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At the League of United Latin American Citizens Convention in Washington, DC

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Following her appearance at LULAC, Hillary stopped by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial where she laid a wreath with New York Rep. Joseph Crowley and them went to Capitol Hill where she met with Senators for lunch and posed for pictures with Senate pages.

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Hillary met up with Tim Kaine for a campaign event at the Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia.

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At the 107th Annual NAACP Convention at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati

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Hillary at the AFT Convention in Minneapolis

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In Las Vegas, she spoke at the AFSCME convention and also attended a voter registration event at UNITE HERE which endorsed her.

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In Orlando, Hillary participated in a roundtable discussion and visited the Pulse nightclub.

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Hillary announced that Tim Kaine was her running mate at a rally in Tampa on July 22.

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They made their debut together the next day in Miami.

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At the Charlotte Convention Center, Hillary delivered a speech to the 177th VFW Convention.

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In Charlotte, Hillary held a campaign event with enthusiastic supporters.

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Then, finally, came the convention in Philadelphia.


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The Clinton/Kaine team hit the trail immeduately following the convention with a rally in Philadelphia first and then a road trip.

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At the KNEX factory in Hatfield, Pennsylvania

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In Harrisburg

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In Johnstown

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Pittsburgh

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Youngstown

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Sunday services in Cleveland

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At the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio

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And there the bus tour and the month of July came to a close. Low lights of the month included Trump surrogates threatening Hillary with execution for treason and Trump himself inviting Russian hack Hillary’s emails.

July TV appearances:

With Charlie Rose

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On the eve of the opening gavel of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary and Senator Kaine sat down with Scott Pelley for a joint interview.

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On Fox News Sunday

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July endorsements: Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, General John R. Allen, U.S. Marine Corps Ret., Michael Bloomberg

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Hillary ended May in her hometown and began June in my home state.  She chose Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, as the venue where she would call out Donald Trump on his pseudo-university. Onstage with longtime supporter and Jersey Boy Jon Bon Jovi and NJ Senator Cory Booker, himself something of a rock star, Hillary outlined the implications of Trump’s business model for the nation as a whole.

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At the Prado at Balboa Park in San Diego, Hillary delivered a national security address to a largely military audience.

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Hillary held a rally at the Barcelona Event Center in El Centro California.

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With women luminaries in Culver City

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In San Bernardino

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A rally with voters in Westminster and with community leaders in Santa Ana

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Hillary held a conversational event on immigration at Los Angeles Mission College Culinary Arts Institute in Sylmar, California.

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At Hueneme High School in Oxnard

 

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Hillary held a conversational event for women and families at Jill’s Place in Santa Barbara.

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At Thomas Edison High School in Fresno, Hillary rallied an enthusiastic audience.

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Sunday services at the Greater St. Paul Church in Oakland

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Hillary held a ‘cafe event’ in Vallejo, California.

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At Sacramento City College

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Hillary visited a senior center in Compton, California.

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Hillary revved up the voters in Lynwood, California.

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In Los Angeles the day before the final Super Tuesday.

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She’s With Us Concert in Los Angeles

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At the Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Tweeted by Hillary. This tiny dancer was named after her.

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Speech to Planned Parenthood

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In DC

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After the Orlando massacre, Hillary issued a statement and called in to CNN.

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She continued her anti-terrorism message in Cleveland.

 

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She made clear her pivot to the general election in Pittsburgh.

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Speaking on safety and security at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton today, Hillary once again blasted Donald Trump’s lies, rants, implications, and outrageous policy plans.

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Hillary granted an interview to HuffPo  – a Trump-banned publication.  On the 18th Hillary and Bill Clinton welcomed their second grandchild, Aidan.

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Speech on the economy in Columbus

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On Capitol Hill

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Hillary outlined her plan for the economy in Raleigh following an earlier speech by Donald Trump about her.

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NYC Pride Parade

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With Elizabeth Warren in Cinncinati

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Hillary went to Chicago to keynote the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s International Women’s Luncheon where she talked gun violence.

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At Galvanize in Denver

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Beautycon Media curated the first digital content creator Town Hall with Hillary Clinton at NeueHouse Los Angeles.

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TV appearances in June:

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June endorsements:  North & South Dakota Tribal Leaders before the clinch. After the clinch: Barack Obama, Martin O’Malley, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Utility Workers Union, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), CWA, Oprah (she who requires no last name), AFL-CIO

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