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Clinton invokes suffragettes of New York in final push

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 01:00

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton referenced the suffragette movement which originated in Seneca Falls, New York, during a campaign stop ahead of the state's primary. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic and Republican candidates engaged in a final frenzy of campaigning on Monday, one day before New York state voters render their verdict and potentially bring some order to the chaotic 2016 presidential race. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, the national front-runners, were favored to win their respective primaries in the state that both call home. At her event alongside Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, Clinton invoked the suffragettes of Seneca Falls, New York, where the suffragette movement got its start almost 100 years ago. "When I think about the sacrifices of the suffragettes, when I think about the sacrifices of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, when I think about the sacrifices of those who were trying to form unions, when I think about what all these Americans did, starting in the 19th and going into the 20th Century, to make a very simple claim about the idea that we are all created equal, that ultimately is what this election is about," Clinton said. Victories would be a tonic for both of them following a series of losses. In recent weeks, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has outclassed Clinton in nominating contests. On the Republican side, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Trump's closest challenger, has outmaneuvered the billionaire businessman in the fight for delegates to the Republican National Convention that will pick the party's nominee. By the end of Monday - the last official day of campaigning before voting in the primaries begins - tens of thousands of New Yorkers will have heard the candidates' closing pitches.

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Clinton invokes suffragettes of New York in final push

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 01:00