2016 race

Hillary Clinton snags key endorsement from women’s economic group

Guests listen to introductory speakers during an endorsement rally for Hillary Clinton. (Zach Gibson/The New York Times)

Hillary Clinton picked up the backing of an influential group on Wednesday, adding to her recent flurry of victories on the campaign trail. The Women’s Chamber of Commerce, one of the nation’s largest organizations of women entrepreneurs, threw its support behind the Democratic frontrunner, in what is the group’s first endorsement of a presidential hopeful. Margot Dorfman, the group’s CEO, said that, if she wins the Oval Office, Clinton would “unleash the economic power of women.” The Women’s Chamber of Commerce represents some 500,000 women business owners and executives from around the country. The endorsement is hardly the only good news for Clinton this week. On Monday, Clinton won the endorsements of all of the women Democrats in the U.S. Senate, except for one notable holdout. And a new poll released by Quinnipiac University on Wednesday showed she is widening her lead over Bernie Sanders. In a survey of national voters, Clinton now doubles up on Sanders, capturing 60 percent of support to the Vermont senator’s 30 percent.

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