According to a new report, Hillary Clinton will be campaigning for Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.
Newsweek.com reported: Despite having an even lower favorability rating from the American people than President Donald Trump, former 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will selectively campaign for Democratic congressional hopefuls for the decisive 2018 midterm elections.
Clinton's favorability rating sank to a new low of 36 percent, according to a December Gallup poll compared to a 40 percent job approval rating for Trump in the most recent Gallup poll from early February. Jaime Harrison, an associate chairman and counselor for the Democratic National Committee, told The Washington Post that Clinton plans to help candidates campaign that have a history of supporting her and her family, but Harrison said "she’s not going to be up front."
Despite plans to campaign for some Democrats, advisors and friends of Clinton said the former secretary of state wants to keep a low enough profile so as not to attract criticism from Republican candidates. "The reality is Hillary is a nuisance to the Democrats and a gift to Republicans," Sam Nunberg, a former Trump aide told the Post.
Clinton has also told Harrison that she hopes to rally African American and Latino voters, although both groups failed to turn out during the 2016 presidential election to help a her clinch a win.
"If she's willing to go into those districts she won, she would be extraordinarily helpful," former Democratic Representative Steve Israel of New York told The Hill in December. "Trump's numbers have only fallen in those districts, so you start there. It would be such a loss if she sat it out and a double loss if she didn't go into those districts."
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