U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defends her record as a progressive after her rival, Bernie Sanders, said she was a progressive on ''some days.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told supporters in Derry, New Hampshire that comments made by her opponent Bernie Sanders on her track record as a progressive were a "low blow." "I want to keep it on issues. I want to keep it on the contrast between us, our experience, our records, our ideas, and the results that we have gotten and can get. So I was a little disappointed, to be honest, yesterday, it was kind of a low blow when Senator Sanders said, in response to a question, 'well, you know, maybe she's a progressive on some days'," Clinton said. Hillary Clinton's struggle in Iowa to fend off underdog Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, reignited questions about her ability to close the deal with Democratic voters and turned up the pressure on her high-profile White House campaign. The Democratic presidential front-runner, whose campaign ran off the rails in Iowa in 2008 against Barack Obama, was dealt another setback on Monday in the Midwestern state that begins the 2016 race for the presidency. The former secretary of state, Clinton, 68, was pushed to a virtual tie with Sanders, a 74-year-old U.S. senator from Vermont. Next up is New Hampshire, which holds its primary on Feb. 9. Sanders has been leading in opinion polls there and has an advantage because it neighbors his home state. A Clinton loss would start to set off alarm bells with her supporters.