Hillary Clinton‘s still trying to convince the super-D’s that she’s more electable. The latest example is a Power Point presentation that her campaign released on Friday arguing that she is more competitive in battleground congressional districts and would have stronger coattails. Here’s the full “Winning in the Tough Districts” memo (Internet Explorer only).
Among her points:
- Conservative Districts: In 2006, the Democrats retook Congress by picking up 31 new seats. 20 of those freshman Democrats are in Republican-leaning districts that voted for President Bush in 2004. Of those 20 districts, Hillary has now won 16, most by large margins.
- The 16 districts that Hillary has won: AZ-08, CA-11, FL-16, IN-2, IN-8, IN-9, NC-11, NH-1, NY-19, NY-20, NY-24, OH-18, PA-10, PA-4, TX-22 and TX-23.
- Rural Districts: These districts are heavily rural. Half of them are more than 40% rural: IN-8 (42%), IN-9 (48%), NC-11 (56%), NY-20 (55%), NY-24 (50%), OH-18 (57%) and PA-10 (55%).
- Nationally, Hillary has won rural voters by 8 points, 50-42.
- Hispanic Districts: Hispanics make up more than 10% of the voters in 6 of the districts: AZ-5 (13%), AZ-8 (18%), CA-11(20%), FL-16 (10%), TX-22 (20%) and TX-23 (65%).
- Nationally, Hillary has won Hispanic voters by 30 points, 64-34.
- Competitive Districts: Hillary has also won 10 of the 15 districts rated “toss up” for 2008 by the Cook Political Report. Of Cook’s 80 “competitive” districts, Hillary has won 40 to Sen. Obama’s 31: AL-05, PA-10, TX-22, AZ-1, MS-1, NJ-3, NY-25, NY-26, OH-15 and OH-16.
Good points. Too late.