Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reportedly waded into Florida’s midterm mayhem this week; deploying “lawyers and organizers” to the region as the Sunshine State begins its official recount of the 2018 midterm election.
According to the Washington Examiner, Clinton confirmed the move through a memo released by her ‘Onward Together’ organization; asking for donations to help finance the efforts to take Florida’s Senate race and Governor’s office.
“The fund raising call, on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, was her first action since a former aide said that she will jump into the 2020 Democratic primary. It is expected to have at least 12 candidates,” writes the Examiner. “In a memo from her Onward Together group, Clinton sought money to pay for lawyers and activists to help in the recount.”
The move comes after a senior Clinton insider released a stunning op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Monday, saying the former Secretary of State will most likely launch a third bid for the White House.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
DEMOCRAT DO-OVER? Liberal Senator Urges Activists to ‘Get Down to Florida’ if There’s No Recount
Democrat Senator Chris Murphy urged liberal activists across the country to “adjust their schedules” and “get down to Florida” if Republicans “stop all ballots from being counted.”
Murphy posted his comments on social media after state officials weighed a manual recount after Republican Rick Scott held a slight lead over Democrat Bill Nelson.
“Republicans will try to use the courts to shut down a full recount. Just get ready for this – adjust your schedules bc we may all have to get down to Florida if they try to to use the courts to stop all ballots from being counted,” tweeted the left-wing lawmaker.
Republicans will try to use the courts to shut down a full recount. Just get ready for this – adjust your schedules bc we may all have to get down to Florida if they try to to use the courts to stop all ballots from being counted. https://t.co/VSDSDfnEjE
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 8, 2018
The move echoes similar comments from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, who demanded that “every vote” be counted and urged supporters to contact their local County Supervisors.
MIDTERM MADNESS: Trump Says Federal Government May Get Involved in Florida Recount
President Trump addressed the ongoing election issues plaguing south Florida Friday morning; saying Broward County has a “horrible history” and officials are suddenly “finding votes out of nowhere.”
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters on the White House lawn when he was asked to comment on allegations of widespread corruption during the midterm elections; saying “it could be.”
Pres. Trump says there "could be" a federal roll in possible Florida recounts.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 9, 2018
“Because if you look at Broward County, they have had a horrible history. And if you look at the person, in this case a woman, involved, she has had a horrible history, and all of a sudden, they’re finding votes out of nowhere and Rick Scott, who won by…a comfortable margin but close every couple hours it goes down a little bit.”