Posts Tagged ‘Robby Mook’

Let’s get a few things straight. First of all, Hillary has promised to protect the Second Amendment and has never so much as hinted that she had any intention of abolishing it.  Second, even if she had said anything like that the proper response is to encourage supporters to vote against her. To imply in any way that your political opponent should be harmed is outrageous and could not be more alien and unAmerican.  How much more of Trump’s outrageous rhetoric must we tolerate?  This goes beyond hate speech.  It is a threat.  It has no place in our electoral politics.

At a rally last night, Donald Trump hinted at Hillary Clinton’s assassination.

“I think her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” he said. “They should disarm immediately. Take their guns away, let’s see what happens to her.”

So far, the reaction has been pretty subdued — like we should just expect this from Trump.

Look, I get that it was Friday night.

But if Trump says something like this and we don’t react, we allow his brand of racist, authoritarian, corrupt politics to become somehow normal.

And we have to be better than that.

So here’s what I propose: Let’s use this moment to show that we’re standing with Hillary — and that we could not be more committed to beating Donald Trump on Election Day, at the ballot box.

Do something right now — donate.

Thank you,


Christina Reynolds
Deputy Communications Director
Hillary for America

Statement from Robby Mook On Trump’s Comments About Possible Violence Against Hillary Clinton

Robby Mook, campaign manager for Hillary for America, released the following statement Friday evening in response to Donald Trump’s comments referencing possible acts of violence against Hillary Clinton:

“Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, has a pattern of inciting people to violence. Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief. This kind of talk should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate, just like it should be out of bounds for a presidential candidate to peddle a conspiracy theory about the President of the United States for five years. But we’ve seen again and again that no amount of failed resets can change who Donald Trump is.  He is unfit to be President and it is time Republican leaders stand up to denounce this disturbing behavior in their nominee.”

Please stand with Hillary!



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Wishing everyone a lovely and safe holiday weekend.  It promises to be a blustery one on the east coast, so batten down the hatches and be sure you have necessary supplies.

One thing Americans do over summer holiday weekends is party.  We barbeque or bring pot luck to the picnic.

This guy, who visited Joy Reid last night when she was filling in for Chris Hayes at All In seems not to understand, nor does Trump whom he was representing, that assimilation is a two-way street.

Immigrants quickly adopt American holidays, and Americans tend to be inclusive about immigrant contributions.  Especially when it comes to food, Americans welcome a broad array of traditions.

So when Marco Gutierrez, founder of the group Latinos for Trump, issued what he thought was a dire warning, Americans were all a-Twitter with the hashtag #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner.  They were most creative!

There are T-shirts and many pictures of beautiful tacos.  Even fusion tacos!

Democrats hopped on the taco truck with gusto!  Forthwith, there was a taco truck parked outside Trump’s Colorado headquarters serving lunch and registering voters.

Hillary’s Brooklyn HQ joined in  – all fired up!

The twitterstorm was quickly usurped by the whole Hillary 2016 movement where convoys of taco trucks came to represent what most saw as positive all the way around, for the country and the economy.

Whatever apocalyptic visions Gutierrez sought to communicate, Americans on Twitter embraced the concept and even a few tweets from the UK and the Netherlands bespoke a desire for a candidate who would bring taco trucks to London and Amsterdam, Brexit notwithstanding.

The most popular comment was, “Dude, you said that like it was a bad thing!”  So far, no one has figured out what was supposed to be so awful.  Seems impossible to find  anyone who isn’t down with #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner.

¡Sí se puede! We are so there!  As opposed to this at Beau’s (apparently a sandwich tractor).

One thing is for certain.  There is broad agreement in the Democratic ranks that November 8, 2016 will be #TacoTuesday!




On a serious note, if you are facing the storm this weekend, we pray you stay safe. I can say this.  When Superstorm Sandy blew my house to pieces, the contractor who had scaffolding up within days was Mexican.  I did not ask to see his documents before he started closing up my poor, damaged home.  I didn’t care.  My insurance company didn’t care, and my town officials didn’t care either.  I hope no one has that kind of weekend.

Wishing everyone a Happy Labor Day weekend. Enjoy the hamburgers, hot dogs, pizzas, falafels, Korean BBQ, sushi, kebabs, French fries, General Tso’s, and tacos.  Who’s bringing the guacamole?  The sangria is on me!  Pour yourself a nice frosty margarita or cerveza and join the fun here >>>>







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If you thought Paul Manafort’s ouster from the Trump campaign signaled a pivot away from Trump’s outreach to Putin, think again. Robby Mook has a message for you.   Manafort’s Russian/Ukranian ties were just a bump in the Trump road to the Kremlin.

Statement from Robby Mook on Manafort’s Resignation

Friday, Hillary For American Campaign Manager Robby Mook issued the following statement on the resignation of Trump’s Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort:

“Paul Manafort’s resignation is a clear admission that the disturbing connections between Donald Trump’s team and pro-Kremlin elements in Russia and Ukraine are untenable.  But this is not the end of the story.  It’s just the beginning.  You can get rid of Manafort, but that doesn’t end the odd bromance Trump has with Putin. Trump still has to answer serious questions hovering over his campaign given his propensity to parrot Putin’s talking points, the roster of advisers like Carter Page and Mike Flynn with deep ties to Russia, the recent Russian government hacking and disclosure of Democratic Party records, and reports that Breitbart published articles advocating pro-Kremlin positions on Ukraine.  It’s also time for Donald Trump to come clean on his own business dealings with Russian interests, given recent news reports about his web of deep financial connections to business groups with Kremlin ties.”

HFA also released a new video on Donald Trump’s tendency to echo Vladimir Putin’s talking points:

Read more for background >>>>

Also, if you think Trump is the only one conducting a purge, check this out.


Putin shakes things up in the Kremlin

On the 25th anniversary of the 1991 coup, Fiona Clark takes a look at what might be prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s shuffling of positions within the Kremlin walls.

Over the past few months Putin has been shaking things up a bit inside the Kremlin walls. But the question is, why? The most recent and high profile movement is the demotion of his long-time friend and ally, Sergei Ivanov, from his position as chief of Putin’s administration.

Ivanov has been at the president’s side since their days in the KGB in the 1970’s. When Putin was running the KGB’s successor, the FSB, Ivanov was his deputy and he took over from Putin when he moved into politics. He soon followed his leader to the Kremlin when Putin appointed him as defense minister and later deputy prime minister, and just over four years ago he stepped in to head up the administration. In terms of Kremlin hierarchy, he was said to be number 3. Now, as he moves to take up the role of “special presidential representative for environmental protection, ecology and transport” you’d be lucky to find a ticket with enough numbers on it to describe where he sits in the power pyramid.

This demotion may well an act of kindness by the president: Giving a man bereft with grief over the death of his son in 2014 a bit of space in a less high-profile position to recover. After all he has kept his position on the country’s Security Council. But it can equally be seen as one more demotion, firing, removal or sideways push as the president restructures departments and shuffles the deck chairs around.

Heads may roll

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Birds of a feather. Trump is Putin’s foot in the door of this election.  No matter what the UK and Irish bookies are saying about the U.S. election, Putin’s rubles are on Trump. How this can possibly sit well with the “America First” crowd defies logic and patriotism.


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We knew this was coming, of course.

Statement from Robby Mook on Trump Campaign Chair Pro-Kremlin Ties

After more reports of Donald Trump’s campaign chair’s ties to pro-Kremlin elements in Ukraine, Hillary for America Campaign Manager Robby Mook released the following statement:

“On the eve of what the Trump campaign has billed as a major foreign policy speech, we have learned of more troubling connections between Donald Trump’s team and pro-Kremlin elements in Ukraine.  Given the pro-Putin policy stances adopted by Donald Trump and the recent Russian government hacking and disclosure of Democratic Party records, Donald Trump has a responsibility to disclose campaign chair Paul Manafort’s and all other campaign employees’ and advisers’ ties to Russian or pro-Kremlin entities, including whether any of Trump’s employees or advisers are currently representing and or being paid by them.”



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Thanks to nearly 9 million voters across the country and the support of people like you, Hillary Clinton has built a nearly insurmountable lead among both delegates and actual voters. Contrary to the claims of the Sanders campaign, in measure after measure, Clinton has shown the broadest support of any candidate currently running for president. We know that the misleading spin will continue, but we wanted you to know the facts about the real state of the Democratic primary.

The facts and the path forward are both clear….

Read more and respond here >>>>



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Wow. This week, the campaign team was sprinting hard to hit our end-of-quarter fundraising goals, and because of another amazing team — one you’re a part of,  we surpassed every last one of them. Thank you so much. You’re the best.

You all contributed more than $28 million to this campaign this quarter, which brings our total to above $75 million! I’m so grateful that you have Hillary’s back — and believe me, so is she.

I would love to say thank you in person, but since I can’t do that, I did the next best thing: I made you a video. Take a look to get an inside peek at our strategy for the rest of 2015, then add your name to commit to the next phase of the campaign:

This team is incredibly special, and I’m thrilled you’re a part of it. Together, we’re going to get Hillary all the way to the White House.



Robby Mook
Campaign Manager
Hillary for America

Published on Oct 1, 2015

Want to hear an honest and open account of how the Hillary for America campaign is feeling at this point in the race? HFA Campaign Manager Robby Mook discusses the campaign’s strong third quarter fundraising and more in this installment of State of the Race.




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If you read the post about campaign manager, Robby Mook, you know something about his grassroots methodology.  If you have gotten involved at your local level, you probably have received some emails from Marlon Marshall, Director of State Campaigns and Political Engagement.  Marlon was also mentioned in the excellent analysis by Ruby Cramer that was attached in that post.

On the eve of the campaign launch in New York City, Marlon has shared a progress report on the grassroots organizing.

Building a Grassroots Campaign: By the Numbers

By Marlon Marshall, Director of State Campaigns and Political Engagement
When Hillary Clinton announced she was running on April 12, there was tremendous grassroots energy and excitement but no organization to harness it.

Two months later, at our end of the “ramp up” period, we’ve made great progress in building a grassroots-driven organization designed to win the Democratic nomination and dedicated to Hillary Clinton’s agenda.


Hillary Clinton’s Launch Organization

By the Numbers

  • 50 Organizers in the Early Primary States
  • 15 Offices in the Early Primary States, with more to come
  • 3,874 One-on-One Meetings with Potential Supporters in the Early Primary States
  • 11,869 Commitments to Volunteer in Early Primary States
  • 51 Organizers Building Volunteer Networks in the 46 non-Early Primary states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Territories
  • 320 Grassroots Organizing Meetings held or scheduled in the non-Early Primary States
  • Nearly 11,000 attendees at Grassroots Organizing Meetings in non-Early primary States

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Were you among those numbers?  Do you want to be?

It’s easy to sign on and get involved right here >>>>>

And don’t forget, every dollar helps. Give what you can as you can.



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