Hillary Clinton reaches out
Is this even legal???
The famous Hillary Clinton reaches out to Irish in key states for St. Patrick’s week for her outreach.
Hillary Clinton is stepping up her outreach to Irish American voters for St. Patrick’s week with key states with large Irish populations such as Ohio and Illinois in play and a senior Clinton staffer is set to brief Irish American leaders this week on Hillary’s Irish policy released as a document last week. No other campaign Republican or Democrat appears to be pushing an outreach strategy on Irish issues.
Clinton recounted the Clintons’ role in the Irish Peace Process and promised her best efforts at immigration reform among other issues in her policy paper as she reaches out to Irish in key states for St. Patrick’s week.
Hillary Clinton dropped into Donold’s Irish Pub and Grill accompanied by key supporter Congressman Tim Ryan on Saturday night in Youngstown, Ohio.
Clinton sipped a pint of Guinness and calling it fuel for the battles ahead. There were shouts of Vice President when Ryan was introduced and the bar owner Christian Rinehart stated that it was amazing, really cool to serve a Guinness to a presidential candidate. Meanwhile Hillary’s Irish supporters say ethnic Irish voters helped her win the key state of Massachusetts in the recent primary there. Sanders have dominated the northeast up to now while Clinton has been stronger in the south. Massachusetts is the only northeastern state Clinton has won so far.
The Clinton supporter and New York-based lawyer named Brian O’Dwyer told the Irish Times that Clinton’s narrow win in the state which is 50.1 percent to 48.7 percent was the primary that broke the back of Bernie Sanders’s campaign and the victory showed that the Vermont senator could lose in his New England stronghold. The Clinton supporter also claimed the victory on March 1 for Irish-American voters.
He said that it showed she can count on the Irish and maybe she couldn’t win if she had won all the areas in the south and not Massachusetts. Both Springfield and Boston cities with large Irish-American populations swung the Massachusetts primary in Clinton’s favor. She won Boston by 19,898 votes or a 16-point margin and Springfield by 23 points with 11,550 votes to Sanders’s 7,202. Clinton held rallies in the two cities in the day before the Super Tuesday ballot. She had the support of every major Democratic figure in the state in Boston that includes the city’s mayor Marty Walsh and the son of Co Galway natives.
She also mentioned the role she and her husband played in the Peace Process during at the Springfield rally. Clinton said that they worked to end the Troubles in Ireland most particularly to give the people of Northern Ireland a chance for peace and security.
The Democratic congressman Richard Neal who is Massachusetts district includes Springfield was standing next to her at the rally. Richard Neal said that there is an unyielding loyalty to the Clintons for what they did in Northern Ireland and how they pay attention to Ireland.