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March 2, 2016

In a few minutes, @katyperry, @eltonofficial, & @AndraDayMusic will sing for #Hillary at NYC

Coming up tonight. I do not know if it will be will broadcast.

Rocky Retweeted
France for Hillary! ?@France4Hillary 1h1 hour ago

In a few minutes, @katyperry, @eltonofficial, & @AndraDayMusic will sing for #Hillary at NYC #ImWithHer Concert!


#KATYCATS!!! TONIGHT @KatyPerry joins the #ImWithHer concert in NY! (Can you and @EltonOfficial sing together!?) =D

March 2, 2016

New Yorkers welcome Hillary home after a big Super Tuesday

Adam Parkhomenko ?@AdamParkhomenko 29m29 minutes ago

New Yorkers welcome Hillary home after a big Super Tuesday

Eleanor S Watson ?@eswtweet 49m49 minutes ago



About to hear Hillary Speak! #ImWithHer #TeamHillary #HillaryClinton

Fresco News ?@fresconews 2h2 hours ago

People crowd Jacob K Javits Center in NYC for a Hillary Clinton rally.

Photos by jordantaylorcook (on IG)

Stephanie Yoon ?@stephaniesyoon 2h2 hours ago

Getting supporters to sign up to volunteer as they wait in line to see @HillaryClinton cc @AdamParkhomenko

Elliott Elsner ?@ElliottElsner 3h3 hours ago

@AdamParkhomenko you got it #justgettingstarted #ImWithHer

Elliott Elsner ?@ElliottElsner 3h3 hours ago

Getting fired up for Hillary (@ Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - @javitscenter) https://www.swarmapp.com/c/ke5gQAEfbkc


LaDavia Drane ?@LSD_Esq 4h4 hours ago

Thanks to @BET and @SybrinaFulton for the great event in #Miami yesterday with @HillaryClinton #ImWithHer

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LaDavia Drane ?@LSD_Esq 4h4 hours ago

Thanks to @BET and @SybrinaFulton for the great event in #Miami yesterday with @HillaryClinton #ImWithHer
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LaDavia Drane ?@LSD_Esq Mar 1

On #SuperTuesday @IAmSteveHarvey says #ImWithHer, endorsing @HillaryClinton

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LaDavia Drane ?@LSD_Esq Mar 1

LaDavia Drane Retweeted Tom Joyner

ICYMI @HillaryClinton and @TJMShow on #SuperTuesday #ImWithHer

LaDavia Drane added,
Tom Joyner @TJMShow
If elected how'll @HillaryClinton's administration differ from her husbands? Here's what she told us!
http://bit.ly/HillaryTJMS16 #SuperTuesday
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LaDavia Drane ?@LSD_Esq Mar 1

Hillary Clinton to Speak at BET's Leading Women Defined Summit #SisterVote #SuperTuesday #ImWithHer http://www.bet.com/news/national/2016/03/01/former-secretary-of-state-hillary-clinton-to-address-bet-network.html

Zerlina Maxwell ?@ZerlinaMaxwell 4h4 hours ago

Great @mayaharris_ piece on how @HillaryClinton will break down barriers holding back African American families


March 2, 2016

538:----> Hillary Clinton’s Got This!!

Hillary Clinton’s Got This


Something truly crazy would have to happen for Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination.

By Harry Enten


Hillary Clinton reacts to supporters as she arrives at her Super Tuesday election night rally in Miami.

Gerald Herbert / AP

To borrow a phrase from Dan Rather, Hillary Clinton swept through the South like a big wheel through a Delta cotton field on Super Tuesday. She won seven states total, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia in the South. She also won Massachusetts and American Samoa. Bernie Sanders emerged victorious in four states (Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Vermont), but his victories tended to come by smaller margins and in smaller states. The end result is that Clinton has a clear path to winning the nomination, and Sanders’s only hope to derail her is for something very unusual to happen.

We’ve now seen 15 states vote in the Democratic contest, and it’s clear that Clinton’s coalition is wider than Sanders’s. Sanders has won only in relatively small states where black voters make up less than 10 percent of the population. That’s not going to work this year when black voters are likely to make up more than 20 percent of Democratic primary voters nationwide.

On Tuesday, we saw why. As she did in Nevada and South Carolina, Clinton won huge margins of black voters. Her worst performance was in Oklahoma, where 71 percent of black voters in the Democratic primary chose her. In Alabama, she won 93 percent of black voters on her way to winning 78 percent of Democrats overall. Clinton took no less than 64 percent of the overall vote in the Southern states she won.

It wasn’t just black voters, either: Clinton dominated with Hispanics in Texas.
There had been some questions about how Hispanics voted in Nevada, but there was little doubt in Texas. The exit poll showed Clinton with a 42 percentage point win among Hispanics, about the margin she won in counties such as Hidalgo, where Hispanics make up 91 percent of the population. Those results bode well for Clinton in states such as Arizona, California, Florida and New Mexico.

The end result is that Clinton will now have a substantial delegate lead. .............................
March 2, 2016

Are we a reality-based community? Then here is reality: Bernie Sanders Lost the Nomination Yest

yes, he did

Are we a reality-based community? Then here is reality: Bernie Sanders Lost the Nomination Yesterday http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/3/2/1494393/-Are-we-a-reality-based-community-Then-here-is-reality-Bernie-Sanders-Lost-the-Nomination-Yesterday … #p2
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Are we a reality-based community? Then here is reality: Bernie Sanders Lost the Nomination Yesterday

By ArkDem14
Wednesday Mar 02, 2016 · 6:10 AM CST

Let me speak here first and foremost as a proponent of sound, logical assessments and outlines of fact based reality that Dkos prides itself on. Two caveats: First, I am NOT saying Sanders should drop out. Second, I am not saying the Democratic primary is literally over, as Sanders will continue to be on the ballot, and I’m aware no one has technically come close to getting the delegates needed to put the nomination away. Okay?

So let’s move on first to the incredible goal-post moving with Massachusetts. Okay, that goal post moving isn't so surprising. Some Sanders’ supporters have put some damned good spin on Massachusetts. “Clinton brand is strong here. She won the state by 16 points in 2008 even with almost all the establishment backing Obama. What a fantastic victory.” It’s logical on the surface, but if there is a key flaw it’s making out 2008 to be an “anti-establishment vs establishment” race, and saying the dynamics of 2016 are both the same and that Clinton is getting support from the same groups of voters, when its very much different. Okay, in 2008, Obama was not anti-establishment, after South Carolina he consistently lead Hillary Clinton in getting superdelegates, loads of big establishment figures were in his corner, and the race was also not, as per revisionist histories, breaking down on liberal versus conservative, as Hillary Clinton got roughly the same percentage of votes with self-described liberal Democrats as she did overall in the primary. So here are the two links you need to read to catch up to the true significance of Massachusetts this time: 538, and NYT coverage of the primary results in the second link.

Sanders State by State Benchmarks..

March 2, 2016

" Sanders supporters need to stop with that “South doesn’t count” argument"

Agree, It really is a loser thing to say.


b]Democrats, Super Tuesday, and one step closer to the general election

By kos
Wednesday Mar 02, 2016 · 9:50 AM CST

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 01: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves to people after speaking during her Super Tuesday event at Stage One at Ice Palace Films Studios on March 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Voters in 12 stat
Hillary Clinton celebrates her Super Tuesday victory at a rally in Miami.

Random thoughts and musing on the state of the Democratic race:


On the flip side, the value of Clinton’s victory in Massachusetts cannot be overstated.
It was a state tailor-made for Sanders—massive student population, relatively white (75 percent non-Hispanic white, when the national average is 63 percent), more affluent and educated. Oh, and it enjoyed the same next-door-neighbor status as New Hampshire. Sanders even had recent polling leads! The delegate allocation might’ve ended up effectively tied, but this denied Sanders his first big-ish state win, and killed that silly “Clinton can only win in the South and red states” argument.

Sanders supporters need to stop with that “South doesn’t count” argument. Seriously. Stop it. For starters, Southern Democrats deserve our respect and admiration for fighting the good fight deep in enemy territory. They have it harder than blue state Dems, by a longshot. They also donate, make calls, and help out in myriad ways. And—and this might be the most important point—Southern Democrats are disproportionately people of color. So by arguing that they don’t matter, you are arguing that a critical component of our party’s base doesn’t matter. So given Sanders’ existing difficulties with nonwhite Democrats, there’s no reason to exacerbate those problems. Really, don’t go there. You just come off as a d.........

March 2, 2016

Clinton manager Mook works out some delegate math in a new memo, making the case it'll be extremely

Gabriel Debenedetti ?@gdebenedetti 12m12 minutes ago

Clinton manager Mook works out some delegate math in a new memo, making the case it'll be extremely difficult for Sanders to catch up.

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Gabriel Debenedetti ?@gdebenedetti 11m11 minutes ago

Even if Sanders wins both Kansas & Nebraska on Sat, writes Mook, Clinton will come out on top in terms of delegates because of Louisiana.

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Gabriel Debenedetti ?@gdebenedetti 54s54 seconds ago

Mook's memo also notes that Clinton won more delegates out of one congressional district in AL than Sanders netted from his OK win.

Zeke Miller ?@ZekeJMiller 25m25 minutes ago

Shorter Robby Mook memo today: Game over.


Starting from Left:Jennifer Palmieri, Robby Mook, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, and Huma Abedin

March 2, 2016

Hillary won't be making the same mistake with Trump as the Republican Party

Like so man things--my guess is that this will change also.

Salon.com ?@Salon 5m5 minutes ago

Hillary won't be making the same mistake with Trump as the Republican Party http://slnm.us/dICs6F4 pic.twitter.com/JlZv3Gh4Pc

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 04:57 AM CST
Hillary’s Trump strategy: Clinton has a secret weapon — which Cruz and Rubio missed out on — to take down the GOP front-runner
Clinton's campaign is taking Donald Trump seriously and giving itself a valuable anti-Trump resource: Time

Hillary's Trump strategy: Clinton has a secret weapon — which Cruz and Rubio missed out on — to take down the GOP front-runner
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton (Credit: Reuters/Randall Hill/Mike Segar/Photo montage by Salon)

Hillary Clinton is doing what pretty much every Republican in the country failed to do – she’s taking Donald Trump seriously. After last night’s Super Tuesday romp, it’s looking highly likely that Trump is on track to capture the Republican nomination. According to the New York Times, Team Clinton doesn’t want to get caught flat-flooted in a potential race against Trump and is already gaming out different strategies for taking on the Republican front-runner and neutralizing whatever appeal he might conceivably have in a general election. And that’s wise! The GOP underestimated Trump and the party’s determined neglect allowed him to engineer a coup within the Republican electorate. And it’s not inconceivable that Trump could pose a significant threat to core Democratic constituencies in electoral-vote rich Midwest states. Regardless of what happens, they’re smart to be prepared.

As for the actual anti-Trump strategy, here’s what the Times writes:

The plan has three major thrusts: Portray Mr. Trump as a heartless businessman who has worked against the interests of the working-class voters he now appeals to; broadcast the degrading comments he has made against women in order to sway suburban women, who have been reluctant to support Mrs. Clinton; and highlight his brash, explosive temper to show he is unsuited to be commander in chief.

There’s absolutely no shortage of material to work with on any of these fronts. Painting him as a predatory businessman shouldn’t be too difficult – Trump is already taking heat for his flagrant “Trump University” scam, ...................................

March 2, 2016

BREAKING: The Left Turns on #ElizabethWarren, Trying to Shame Her after #Hillary’s MA Victory

Included are lots of nasty tweets directed at Eliz Warren

Pat Fuller Retweeted
Peter Daou ?@peterdaou 2h2 hours ago

BREAKING: The Left Turns on #ElizabethWarren, Trying to Shame Her after #Hillary’s MA Victory http://bluenationreview.com/left-turns-on-elizabeth-warren-after-hillary-wins-mass/ … #BernieSanders
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BREAKING: The Left Turns on #ElizabethWarren, Trying to Shame Her after #Hillary’s MA Victory

Tom Watson

Soon, #feelthebern ire will turn away from blaming Elizabeth Warren (ridiculous) to the campaign team that has under-performed its candidate



Marv ?@Marv_Vien

Someday I'll hold out an olive branch to the Bernie fandom but not today while they hurl vitriol, even misogyny, at Elizabeth Warren.
6:43 AM - 2 Mar 2016

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March 2, 2016

March 2 Organizing Event & Hillary Victory Fund Concert --Katy Perry, Elton John, Andra Day

Sounds like a fun day and evening.

March 2, 2016 New York City, New York Organizing Event Hillary Clinton
March 2, 2016 New York City, New York Hillary Victory Fund Concert Katy Perry, Elton John, Andra Day

March 2, 2016

Super Tuesday puts Hillary Clinton firmly on track for the Democratic nomination

By Emily Schultheis CBS News March 2, 2016, 1:32 AM

Super Tuesday puts Hillary Clinton firmly on track for the Democratic nominatio



"What a super Tuesday!" she exclaimed. She would go on to win two more later that night.

Super Tuesday was indeed a pivotal day for Clinton, who by winning seven states out of 11, notched all the victories she needed to in order to pull strongly ahead in the delegate race and make the case that she will be the eventual Democratic nominee. She even picked up one state her campaign wasn't expecting to win: Massachusetts.

On the biggest voting day of the primary season, Clinton defeated Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders across the South, racking up large double-digit victories in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee. She won the general-election swing state of Virginia. Her wide margins of victory in delegate-rich places like Texas and Georgia will help the former secretary of State pull even further ahead in the delegate count, making it difficult for Sanders to catch up delegate-wise going forward.

An especially big victory for Clinton was in Massachusetts, which is virtually Sanders's backyard. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton led Sanders by 2 points in the state, winning by about 25,000 votes.......................

Sanders, by contrast, won in four states: Vermont, his home state, as well as Oklahoma, Colorado and Minnesota. Those four states, along with Massachusetts, were where his campaign had invested significant resources or put television advertisements on the air.

The results Tuesday night confirmed Clinton's strengths -- and Sanders's weaknesses -- carry over from the first four states, reinforcing her campaign's argument that she is the Democrat who can win in diverse states across the map. Among African Americans and Latinos, for example, she won by huge double-digit margins. She also did well among older voters, which tend to make up a larger share of the electorate than young voters do.
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EMILY's List Verified account ?@emilyslist 8h8 hours ago

Another big win! Hillary just won Massachusetts. #ImWithHer #SuperTuesday

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