Clinton and Warren Talk ‘Nasty Women,’ Down-Ballot Candidates in N.H.

Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren greet supporters at a rally at St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH, Oct. 25, 2016. Photo by J. Graham Pearsall/BU News Service
Written by Sarah Toy

By Sarah Toy
BU News Service

In an effort to energize voters in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton returned to the Granite State on Monday with a powerful weapon in tow — Elizabeth Warren, whose liberal battle cries and sharp-tongued criticisms of Donald Trump have galvanized young voters in a way Clinton has struggled to do. The two women delivered blistering criticisms of Trump and pitched the state’s Democratic down-ballot nominees.

“He thinks that because he has a mouthful of Tic Tacs, he can force himself on any woman within groping distance,” said Warren of Trump, alluding to a 2005 video in which he made lewd, vulgar remarks about women.

“Nasty women vote,” she said. “Nasty women have really had it with guys like you.”

“On November 8, we nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever,” she added, to cheers from the audience at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

Clinton laughed as she took the stage after Warren. “If Donald heard what she just said — he’s probably tweeting away. She gets under his thin skin like nobody else,” she said.

In contrast with Trump, who has visited New Hampshire four times in past five weeks, this was the first time Clinton visited the state in almost a month. She has been comfortable sending surrogates to campaign on her behalf, including Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama. However, with the election just over two weeks away, she returned yesterday not only to make the case for herself, but also for down-ballot Democrats such as Governor Margaret Hassan and Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern.

“Maggie is going to be a great United States Senator of New Hampshire,” said Clinton, before listing off Hassan’s past accomplishments as governor. She encouraged the crowd to “do everything you can to support her.”

“Maggie is leaving some big shoes,” Clinton said. “Colin is the person for that job.” Van Ostern is running for governor and Hassan for senate.

Clinton also pushed the Democratic candidates for congress.

“Annie Kuster and Carol Porter deserve your support,” she said. Carol Shea-Porter represented New Hampshire’s first district until she was defeated by Republican Frank Guinta in 2014. Ann Kuster, who represents the state’s second district, is up for re-election.

“Please, during these next days, make sure you are doing everything you can for Colin, Carol, and Annie,” said Clinton.

During the final weeks before the election, Clinton has increasingly turned her focus towards helping down-ballot candidates. In a rally in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Clinton criticized incumbent Republican Senator Pat Toomey and praised Democratic challenger Kathy McGinty, calling her “exactly the kind of senator that Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania needs.”

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