Broad support

Clinton fundraiser features every female Democratic senator … except one

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A fundraiser in Washington on Monday saw 13 female Democratic senators take the stage in a show of support for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Of the 14 women Democrats in the U.S. Senate, only Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has yet to endorse Clinton. “This is a sign of the broad support Clinton is receiving from women across the country who know she’ll fight for us,” said Clinton campaign spokesman Christina Reynolds. The absence of Warren, a proponent of finance reform and one of just six Democratic senators yet to back Clinton, raises the question of whether Clinton can win over the party’s grassroots base, a group that largely backs Senator Bernie Sanders. Clinton backers, however, believe that a Warren endorsement will materialize in a matter of time. At the fundraiser the majority of the senators cited Clinton’s foreign policy experience as a reason for backing her, and all said it was time for the country to elect a woman president.

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