Sharon Jones, Women’s eNews – January 20, 2016
Unlike most advocacy groups, who wait until the general election before making an endorsement, the country’s two leading reproductive rights groups have already jumped in to back Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
Maggie Haberman, New York Times – January 19, 2016
Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, will endorse Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, officials with his campaign confirmed. The endorsement provides Mr. Trump with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state’s caucuses.
Emma Margolin, MSNBC – January 19, 2016
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday nabbed the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT rights organization, edging out her two Democratic primary rivals who also boast strong records on equality.
Chris Johnson, Washington Blade – January 19, 2016
“It’s understandable and consistent with the establishment organizations voting for the establishment candidate, but it’s an endorsement that cannot possibly be based on the facts and the record,” said Sanders campaign spokesperson Michael Briggs.
Rebecca Ballhaus, Wall Street Journal – January 18, 2016
On Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton will invite supporters to an event in Washington, D.C., that will also feature Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) and Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan. The event will mark the launch of a group called “Millennial Women for Hillary,” whose members are volunteering for her campaign in early-voting states and elsewhere.
Kevin McDermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – January 11, 2016
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is one of four female senators who will be stumping in Iowa for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this weekend, with a focus on defending Planned Parenthood, abortion rights and other gender issues. McCaskill will be joined by Democratic senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Amy Klobuchar of Wisconsin.
Dave Weigel and Abby Phillip, The Washington Post – January 10, 2016
“I can’t talk about Hillary Clinton without also acknowledging that she has survived horrific, gendered attacks on nearly every single aspect of her character with tremendous grace and aplomb,” Dunham said. “The way she’s been treated by the media is just more evidence of the anger that exists toward women, particularly ambitious women, and the way we are not allowed to exist on our own merits, rather than extensions of powerful men.” Young women were nodding their heads. “That really moves me,” Dunham said. “It reminds me that we can all fight to rise above.” She choked back tears, and the room went silent. “It really moves me,” she said again.
Bradford Richardson, The Hill – January 9, 2016
“Nothing gets me angrier than when someone implies I’m voting for Hillary Clinton simply because she’s female,” said Dunham, who is campaigning on Clinton’s behalf. “[It’s] as if I have some feminist version of beer-goggles, let’s call it ‘estrogen blindness,’ and I just kind of walk like a zombie towards the nearest vagina,” she added.
Lisa Hagen, The Hill – January 8, 2016
Actress Lena Dunham and retired U.S. soccer hero Abby Wambach pitched Hillary Clinton to female voters in New Hampshire on Friday. Dunham and Wambach are stumping for the Democratic presidential front-runner about a month ahead of the first-in-the-nation primary. The pair attended a “Women for Hillary” event in Portsmouth on Friday.
Amy Chozick, New York Times – January 7, 2016
Planned Parenthood, which has become an ideological minefield in the 2016 presidential election, said Thursday that it would endorse Hillary Clinton — its first endorsement in a presidential primary in the nonprofit’s 100-year existence. Mrs. Clinton will officially accept the group’s support Sunday at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. The decision to break with tradition and endorse Mrs. Clinton comes as the House has approved a measure, endorsed by the leading Republican presidential candidates, that would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and strip away federal financing for Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive and health care services.