Post by pavel on Jan 23, 2016 2:49:41 GMT -6
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are shadowing each other across eastern Iowa, eager to carve out any advantage in a race that's deadlocked with just over a week until the state's lead--off caucuses.
The candidates' overlapping campaign schedules underscore the close eye the rivals are keeping on each other. They'll hold events in the towns of Clinton and Davenport within hours of each other Saturday, then continue circling each other as they work their way through the state's Democratic-leaning areas in the coming days.
Long the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, Clinton is seeking to hold off a late surge from Sanders. She's launched a fierce flurry of attacks on the Vermont senator, casting his domestic policy proposals as unrealistic and his foreign policy positions as naive.
"I hope that you will really pay attention to everything that's going on and figure out who can best do this really difficult job - it's both the president and the commander in chief - and who can do all aspects of this job," Clinton said during an event Friday night in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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