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Clinton surrogates walk fine line between drawing, repelling female voters with feminism




(L-R) Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) participate in a get out the vote organizing event at Rundlett Middle School.
(L-R) Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) participate in a get out the vote organizing event at Rundlett Middle School.
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Hillary Clinton brought out heavyweights of feminism to her New Hampshire rallies over the weekend.

Gloria Steinem made an appeal to women to recognize the historic nature of Clinton's run. The first female US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright also was there. As she stood beside the candidate on Saturday, she addressed the crowd to “just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

Many women in the audience erupted in cheers but the backlash since then has been less enthusiastic, with many young women saying they’re offended by the notion that not choosing to vote for Clinton somehow means they’re betraying their gender.

Bill Clinton also got in on the gender issue, ripping Bernie Sanders supporters for what he called "sexist" comments. This all comes with polls showing Hillary Clinton badly trailing Sanders among young women.

If you’re a young woman supporting either Sanders or Clinton, how did you make your decision?

Guests:

Patrick Murray, director of Monmouth University poll based in New Jersey. Its latest focuses on New Hampshire primary

Regina Clemente, Community organizer who supports Bernie Sanders for President

Kate Maeder, Democratic political strategist for Storefront Political Media consultancy based in San Francisco; Maeder supports Hillary Clinton for President