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New initiative aims to show Clinton’s softer side

Hillary Clinton stands on stage with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at the conclusion of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday. Clinton and her rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, have very different recollections of how the law that prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriage came about.
Hillary Clinton stands on stage with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at the conclusion of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday. Clinton and her rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, have very different recollections of how the law that prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriage came about. Bloomberg

Hillary Clinton has been working to show everyday Americans she’s one of them. But she’s had limited success.

Now, Correct the Record, a super political action committee that backs Clinton, is going to try to help.

The group launched “Let’s Talk Hillary” on Monday, highlighting the Democratic frontrunner’s personal and professional accomplishments as told by the people who know and love her and by those who have been helped by her over the years.

“There are so many families and individuals in this country with stories about how Hillary Clinton’s kind words, friendship or record of service have changed their lives for the better, and they are sick and tired of all the lies that are told about her by the far right and the media,” said David Brock, founder of Correct The Record.

The project was created by Allida Black, a longtime Clinton supporter, co-founder of Ready for Hillary super political action committee, which urged her to run, and a leader at Correct The Record.

“As a historian, I’m stunned by the scope and reach of Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments—the only way to capture them all is by sharing the stories of the people who have been helped by her work,” Black said. “These videos capture Hillary as a colleague, visionary, friend, woman of faith, mother and mentor—they’ll make you laugh and inspire you. Most importantly, they’ll leave you convinced that Hillary Clinton is the leader this country needs. It’s absolutely ambitious, but I don’t dream small, and neither does Hillary.

A website with the first two videos launched Monday on Clinton’s 68th birthday, featuring Arkansans talking about Clinton’s advocacy for children and families as the state’s first lady and friends wishing her a happy birthday.

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