Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called on voters to reject the ''dark and divisive and hateful campaign that is being run by my opponent.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called on voters to reject the "dark and divisive and hateful campaign that is being run by my opponent." At a campaign rally in Colorado, Clinton said rival Donald Trump's campaign has vowed to use "a scorched earth strategy," in the finals weeks of the presidential campaign. "And we are not going to let Donald Trump get away with it, are we," she said. A string of Republican officials and officeholders have distanced themselves from Trump since a 2005 video surfaced on Friday showing him bragging crudely to a reporter about groping women and making unwanted sexual advances. Despite the turn away from Trump by some elected Republicans, a Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters, released on Tuesday, found 58 percent of Republicans wanted Trump to stay atop their party's ticket and 68 percent said the Republican leadership should stand by him. The poll, which was conducted after the second presidential debate on Sunday, showed Clinton's lead over Trump widening to 8 points from 5 points last week, before the release of the video. House Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, told party lawmakers on Monday he was breaking with Trump and would not campaign for him, all but conceding Clinton would win the presidency. The move angered some Trump supporters, although Ryan said he would not withdraw his endorsement of the New York businessman.