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Clinton Challenges Trump-Supporting Republicans

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta says Republicans have to answer whether they are with Trump or against him



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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo., on Oct. 12, 2016.

    Hillary Clinton showed a little sympathy Wednesday for Donald Trump supporters who disrupted her campaign event in Colorado.

    "You have to feel a little sorry for them, they've had a really bad couple of weeks," Clinton said as security escorted one man out of Pueblo rally.

    Clinton called out Republicans still backing Trump despite his caught-on-tape boasts about groping women. The strategy is the latest sign the campaign is moving past a narrow focus on winning the White House, and now is aiming to win big — by delivering the Senate to Democrats, making deep cuts into Republicans' majority in the House and, possibly, winning states long considered Republican territory.

    The Democratic presidential candidate and her surrogates, including President Barack Obama, in recent days have begun to pressure Republican candidates on the stump, particularly as Trump has declared he feels unshackled to launch the sort of hard-edged, personal campaign his most ardent supporters have long wanted.

    Trump Will Honor Election Results 'If I Win'

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    Speaking at a rally in Ohio on Oct. 20, 2016, Donald Trump said that he would accept the presidential election results if they were in his favor. "I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all the people of the United Staes that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election -- if I win,” Donald Trump said, emphasizing the last three words by pointing into the crowd. The rally was held the day following the final debate, during which the issue of whether he would accept the election results came up. At the debate, he said he would have to wait and see what the results were. (Published Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016)

    Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta says Trump's strategy appears to be trying to "disgust" voters so they don't show up to vote.

    Clinton is also scheduled to headline a rally at 7:30 p.m. PT at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. She'll appear with Senate candidate and former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.

    The rally comes as Cortez Masto trails slightly in recent polls in the race to replace retiring Sen. Harry Reid. The contest could decide which party holds the majority in the U.S. Senate.

    Clinton's campaign raised the curtain on her visit by releasing new ads in Spanish featuring prominent Nevada DREAMer Astrid Silva, who talks about the risks to her if Donald Trump is elected and makes good on his immigration campaign promises.

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