Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Comfort turns to suspense for Clinton
At The Hill by Jonathan Easley and Amie Parnes
Hillary Clinton is making the closing argument of her presidential campaign and last-minute decisions on which states to send surrogates and resources — all while launching a public relations counter-attack on FBI director James Comey.
Aside from fierce surrogate attacks on Comey, there’s little sign the Clinton campaign is changing its strategy since the FBI’s shocking news that it is looking at new emails related to its investigation of whether the former secretary of State improperly handled classified material.
Rather than battening down the hatches in more traditional battleground states, Clinton this week will take her campaign to Arizona, a red state that is a luxury for her in the race to 270 electoral votes.
It is one of scores of critical decisions the campaign faces as polls show a tightening race one week before Election Day.
It’s an incredible end to an unpredictable campaign that has added a layer of deep suspense to a race that Democrats were feeling much more comfortable with just days ago.