In the special elections in Pennsylvania earlier this month, a Super PAC affiliated with Parliament Speaker Paul Ryan gave door hangs with Clinton and Nancy Pelosi to attack Democrat Conor Lamb.
And in the last two weeks, the Republicans have tried to tie weak Democratic senators to comments Clinton had made at a recent Indian event called blows in more conservative areas of the country Places that are optimistic, diverse, are dynamic and forward. "President Donald Trump, she said, ran a backward campaign.
The Republican Senate committee has eliminated digital ads with Clinton's comments targeting 10 Democratic senators to stand for reelection in the Trump countries in 2016. The Republican challenger One of those Democrats, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, has also posted McCaskill's digital ads to Clinton and her comments.
Clinton later stated in a Facebook post that she had "no disrespect for a person or group," but the Political distancing and outright blame for their comments from the Red Democrats came quickly.
"It was not helpful. I thought it was wrong, as she puts it, "McCaskill said in an interview with MSNBC this past weekend.
" For those of us who are in states that Trump has won, "McCaskill added would appreciate it if she were more careful and respected every American voter and not just those who voted for her. "
When she was asked in a radio interview if Clinton would leave the political landscape, North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp said, "Not soon enough."
Democrats, especially those who are racing in the US where Trump triumphed, are not necessarily eager to have Clinton as a substitute. [1
"Offensive Of course, when she was a candidate, I fought with her. It's like asking me if I'm fighting Robert Redford. … We'll pick that up when we get there, "he said.
A Democratic strategist working on a Senate Senate Senate competition in 2018 said he preferred Trump to defeat his candidate's Republican opponent Attended as Clinton's visit to support his candidate.
Strategist's strategy: Clinton has never been a major attraction at public events, so there are limited opportunities, but Trump has those with whom he has engaged – especially Alabama Republican Luther Strange – embarrassed by turning away from the subject and seemingly almost forgot that the candidate is also on stage – the local coverage of a bombastic and unpopular president and shots of the two who themselves Sharing the stage could actually help a Democratic candidate, argued this strategist.
Even in the 23 BC Republican-led parliamentary seats that Clinton won in 2016, where she was most helpful, said several other Democratic strategists said she was not the most sought-after democratic replacement. The candidates, these strategists said, first ask the Obama – Michelle and then Barack.
And former Vice President Joe Biden replaced Bill Clinton in the role of a Democrat who could effectively act in deep red regions like Alabama, where he assisted Doug Jones in the Senate election in December, and in Pennsylvania, where he supported.
Clinton has not scheduled any appearances for individual candidates in 2018. She will wait until this summer to await requests for performances and fundraisers from candidates and Democratic groups, said spokesman Nick Merrill.
Instead of playing the role of campaign surrogate, helpers say Clinton has taken a position as a seed investor and strategic adviser to the anti-Trump resistance.
On the advice of Howard Dean, former Vermont Governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman, she launched Onward Together, an organization of non-profit and political action committees, as the hub of her post-election activities.
It should act as a kind of accelerator, injecting money and expertise into the new progressive groups that have been proliferating since Trump's election, while also signaling to important funders that these groups have Clinton's stamp of approval.
Former campaigners Emmy Ruiz, Adam Parkhomenko and Nick Merrill are involved in the effort, as are Dean and Clinton themselves.
In 2017, the group put about $ 1 million into groups like Swing Left and Run for Something, which have all been launched since Trump's election.
Clinton also provided these collaborators as advisers to the organizations she supports.
That, Merrill said, means everything from supporting digital efforts to commenting and fundraising.
The most important political event now on Clinton's calendar, as Merrill said, is a late April Democratic Group meeting in New York supporting their political organization. Planned are days with working groups and introductions to the donors, with Clinton playing a central role.
These progressive groups attribute to Clinton's organization that she helped them in their tense early months.
"They were great, we could not have made it through the first year without their help," said Amanda Litman, the former Clinton campaign email director, co-founder of Run for Something and helping young people Die Democrats are running for office for the first time.
She said a six-figure contribution from Clinton's Onward Together was delivered unconditionally last year, allowing the group to quickly issue a "big chunk" of it in the Virginia Legislature, "directly to contestants or funding canvases or advertising. "
The behind-the-scenes maneuvers go well with Clinton, Litman said, largely because she knows that the 2018 Battlefield Map, especially in the Senate, will feature matches in a number of states where it was beaten in 2016.
If a candidate or organization thinks something is not helpful, "Litman said," she will not do it, just because of her ego, or to say, "I helped." She is unaware of the implications of her role. "