Hillary Making Too Many Mistakes? Clinton's Gaffes May Cost Her New York

Nancy Bailey

Hillary Clinton has now lost seven of the last eight democratic primaries. Tuesday's Wisconsin vote scored big for Bernie Sanders, who triumphed with 567,936 votes, winning by a 56.6 percent margin with 47 delegates. Hillary trailed with 432,767 at 43.1 percent, with 36, respectively.

Clinton's fundraising has been lagging, too. For the month of March, she raised $29.5 million compared to Sanders' $44 million. It was the third month in a row that Hillary's cash tally was lower than The Bern's.

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 6, 2016

"What makes it all the more remarkable is that Clinton's primary opponent is fighting with one hand tied behind his back, refusing to make an issue of major vulnerabilities like her mishandling of classified information as secretary of state."

Sanders commented from a campaign rally in Laramie, Wyoming.

"She's getting a little nervous and I don't want her to get more nervous, but I believe we have an excellent chance to win New York and a lot of delegates in that state."

And of course, there is Hillary's ever-lurking email scandal, with an FBI investigation looming.

Then there was the incident last week with a climate activist, who asked Clinton about contributions from oil and gas interests. Clinton lost her cool.

"I do not have, I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies. I'm so sick. I'm so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I'm sick of it."

Full disclosure of the transcripts may help her cause, but until then, her integrity will remain under scrutiny by voters who want an honest candidate.

Sanders may have capitalized on this a bit in a statement he made after the Wisconsin vote.

"We have decided that we do not represent the billionaire class. We do not represent Wall Street or the drug companies or the fossil fuel industry. And we do not want their money."
"Bernie Sanders has vastly exceeded expectations and become an extraordinary candidate, but the math is still the math and it overwhelmingly favors Secretary Clinton."

— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) April 3, 2016

Jim Manley, a Democratic strategist and former aide to Senator Harry Reid, cautioned the squabbling politicians against "running into the gutter."

"Now that we got over the debate over the debate, it looks like it's going to be a real barn burner in New York."

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