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Clinton Reaches Out to Younger Voters

Hillary Clinton campaigns in New Hampshire. (Reuters).

By Anne E. Kornblut
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Of the myriad concerns that emerged for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign from Thursday's caucus results in Iowa, perhaps none is more worrisome than the explosion of youth voter support for Sen. Barack Obama. Clinton has done little to explicitly appeal to young people over her last year of campaigning, banking on older, more reliable voters and especially focusing on middle-aged and elderly women. A standard riff in the Clinton stump speech involves the women aged 90 and older she often meets on the rope line.

Now for the pivot. On Saturday, Clinton made a last-minute addition to her schedule: a conversation with young undecided voters in New Hampshire. That's significant because the event eats into her preparation time before tonight's make-or-break debate. And it also indicates that the Clinton camp is beginning to fully digest the full extent of the demographic worries that arose for them in Iowa.

By Web Politics Editor  |  January 5, 2008; 10:11 AM ET
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