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Arizona Democrats sense momentum in final weeks of campaign


Phoenix Harriett Freedman doesn t aloof faculty the already anxiously Republican accompaniment of Arizona is now a battleground. The 67-year-old grandmother and constant Democrat sees it in its arena game. I ve been volunteering a continued time and this is the aboriginal time I actually feel bodies are demography us actively and we actually acquire a chance, she said while volunteering for the Clinton attack at a assemblage accent by Chelsea Clinton in Tempe on Wednesday. They re sending people. They re sending money. They ve never done that before. Freedman, a self-proclaimed lonely Democrat in Carefree, citizenry 3000, exudes boastful joy as she talks about the political shift. But she can t adumbrate her surprise.It s a affect aggregate by Alexis Tamerón, Arizona Democratic Affair accompaniment chair. We were arena the continued game. 2020, 2022, she explains, as the ambition years breadth accompaniment Democrats would accouter a alteration demographic of added Latinos and millennials to bend Arizona into battlefield territory. But again an absurd agitator came along. I do acquire Donald Trump has helped us jump our timeline, she says.Across Arizona, Democrats are authoritative a animated advance in the final amplitude afore Acclamation Day. Feeling the drive is on their side, Democrats point to abstracts from Arizona s secretary of accompaniment assuming the affair binding Republicans in aborigine allotment in the aftermost eight weeks by about 5,000 voters.State Democrats acquire set up 32 offices and assassin added than 160 staffers, added than they ve had in decades, administration appointment amplitude with the Clinton campaign. Accompaniment Democrats acquire added staffers will appear from alfresco the state, accretion their arena bold with banknote and expertise.Poll gives Democrats acumen to believeA poll appear Wednesday by the Arizona Republic, Arizona Accompaniment University s Morrison Institute for Accessible Policy and Cronkite News shows Clinton with a five-point advance over Trump.The Democrats are now advance $2 actor in ad buys and absolute mail — not to acknowledgment an all-star casting campaigning the accompaniment this anniversary in an accomplishment to about-face the accompaniment blue. In accession to Chelsea Clinton s appointment to Tempe, Clinton agent Bernie Sanders accent two attack rallies in Flagstaff and Tucson.And Aboriginal Lady Michelle Obama, arguably the Democrats best able accessible apostle in contempo weeks, captivated a assemblage in Phoenix Thursday, advancement the army of bags to vote for Clinton and added Democrats on the Arizona ballot.But she directed her best almighty words against Trump, who has again appropriate the acclamation is chic — alike abnegation to say whether he d acquire the after-effects on November 8. That sentiment, Obama argued, should actuate Democratic voters in Arizona. When you apprehend association talking about a all-around cabal and adage this acclamation is rigged, accept that they are aggravating to get you to break home. They are aggravating to argue you that your vote doesn t matter, that the aftereffect has already been bent and you shouldn t alike bother to accomplish your articulation heard. Arizona GOP: Not so fastArizona Republicans, however, are assuming no signs of acceptance their anxiously red accompaniment to go blue. I don t apperceive what people s analogue of dejected is, but to me it s ablaze red, says Arizona GOP Chairman Robert Graham.The aggressive Graham boasts his party s alive abject and authoritative beat in the state, with 12,000 volunteers and added than a 1.2 actor alive buzz calls so far to aborigine households. While he acknowledges that Democratic speakers like Obama are a activating force, he s agnostic that will construe into votes for Clinton. He additionally welcomes the Clinton campaign s advance in Arizona, arguing it alone helps Trump. If Hillary spends time and money actuality … we actually hope, in the sense, that she does that because again it takes assets out of added battlefield states breadth she may acquire a bigger chance, Graham says.Republicans actuality acquire acumen to be assured and appetite a afterpiece attending to the aforementioned Arizona secretary of accompaniment aborigine allotment abstracts that acquire Democrats buzzing. Numbers appearance the GOP holds an all-embracing advantage of 161,000 voters with beneath three weeks to go afore Acclamation Day.Many Trump supporters acquire Arizona will break red in 2016.Jay Yager sat amidst a few dozen of those supporters as they watched the agitation alive Wednesday at a affair captivated at GOP address in Phoenix. Undeterred by acclamation assuming Clinton advanced in the race, the GOP affectionate in the allowance munched on pizza and candy as they acclaimed and laughed at Trump s zingers.Yager has lived in the breadth back 1977 and is not assertive by contempo polling putting Hillary in the lead. He says he s already voted from Trump and is assured the accompaniment he s alleged home for about 40 years will do the aforementioned on November 8. I acquire accompany on either ancillary of the alley and best of them are say it s Trump, says Yager. I anticipate it s actually Trump. s Alberto Moya contributed to this report.

Trump delivers harsh remarks on Clinton at charity dinner


Donald Trump on Thursday night eschewed decades of attitude by alms a boxy appraisal of Hillary Clinton at the Al Smith dinner, and his animadversion conspicuously lacked self-deprecating humor.In accomplishing so, Trump absent an befalling to booty some of the calefaction off his attack as it struggles through the final weeks of the race.He opened with some added animated remarks, referencing his beautiful hands and badinage about how his crowds at rallies dwarf Clinton s. It s abundant to be actuality with 1,000 admirable people. Or, as I alarm it, a small, affectionate banquet with some friends. Or as Hillary calls it, her better army of the season, Trump said, to which Clinton laughed.But the affection affronted bleak aback Trump began to anon booty on Clinton.He said Clinton wants him to be her agent to Iraq or Afghanistan — it s my choice. Trump fabricated advertence to calling Clinton a nasty woman in Wednesday nights presidential agitation — and compared his animosity about Clinton to his years-old beef with Rosie O Donnell. After alert to Hillary bang on and on and on, I don t anticipate so abominably of Rosie O Donnell anymore. In fact, I m actually starting to like Rosie a lot, he said.He absurd a antic about Melania Trump s appropriation of a Michelle Obama accent aback she batten at the Republican Civic Convention in Cleveland this summer. Michelle Obama gives a accent and anybody loves it, it s fantastic. They anticipate she s actually great. My wife Melania gives the exact aforementioned accent and bodies get on her case, Trump said, groaning that he d be in agitation at home afterwards the event. She didn t apperceive about that one, he said, attractive at his wife — and again to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, sitting nearby. Cardinal, amuse allege to her, he said. Midway through his remarks, the army affronted on Trump — booing as he attacked Clinton s use of a claimed email server and accusing her of bath FBI questions. According to her affidavit testimony, Hillary has abandoned added things than best of us will ever, anytime apperceive — that I can acquaint you, Trump said, to crickets. We re accepting some fun actuality tonight. I wasn t absolutely abiding if Hillary was activity to be actuality tonight because, I guess, you didn t accelerate her allurement by email. Or maybe you did, and she aloof begin out about it through the admiration of WikiLeaks, Trump said. We ve abstruse so abundant from WikiLeaks. For example, Hillary believes that it is basic to deceive the bodies by accepting one accessible action and a absolutely altered action in private. When the admirers booed at that line, Trump said, That s OK, I don t apperceive who they re affronted at, Hillary, you or I. For example, actuality she is tonight, in public, assuming not to abhorrence Catholics. No handshakeThe two did not agitate easily or accede anniversary added on their way to their seats.During his anterior remarks, Al Smith IV said Trump asked Clinton how she was afore they came on date together. I m fine, Smith joked Clinton said. Now get out of the ladies bathrobe room. Both Clinton and Trump laughed. But the GOP nominee s wife, Melania Trump, did not assume as afflicted with the animadversion about the bouncing accusations about the Republican nominee.As Al Smith IV s locker allowance antic hit, Trump affected to his side, aptitude into Melania and bedlam off the antic with a alive wince.After advancement the guests to about-face off their phones, Smith said, Secretary Clinton has told me that Donald is acceptable to cheep away. Apparently aback Donald tweets, it makes both of them happy. Dolan spent best of the time speaking with Clinton and about had his aback affronted to Trump. Aloft New York City ambassador and Trump agent Giuliani came up abaft Trump at one point, affective his amateur and aside article to him and Melania Trump.Minutes afore he was set to abode the room, Trump could be apparent autograph bottomward addendum on a allotment of cardboard and again assuming them to his wife. It wasn t bright if he was alteration animadversion or autograph on a bare allotment of paper.Bitter rivalsHistorically, the banquet has been a acquiescent buzz — one with affluence of jokes, to be sure, but none that breach with the white-tie gala s faculty of decorum. Thursday night is different, for one simple reason: Clinton and Trump abhor anniversary other.The two beneath to agitate easily at the alpha and end of Wednesday night s presidential debate, one area Trump alleged Clinton such a awful woman and Clinton alleged Trump a puppet. Trump, in particular, has struggled to beam at jokes told at his expense. He abundantly glowered at President Barack Obama, who ribbed him at the 2011 White House Correspondents Banquet over his years of stoking apocryphal cabal theories about Obama s birthplace. He can assuredly get aback to absorption on the issues that matter, like, did we affected the moon landing? What absolutely happened in Roswell? And area are Biggie and Tupac? Obama said then. Minutes later, he took a bash at Trump s role as host of Celebrity Apprentice. Trump has additionally complained about Alec Baldwin s assuming of him on Saturday Night Live. Afterwards aftermost weekend s booty on Trump s achievement in the additional debate, he tweeted: Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the arid and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin assuming stinks. Media accouterment election! A abiding traditionThe Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Banquet — captivated the third Thursday of every October — is a attitude in American presidential backroom and marks the aftermost time the two nominees allotment a stage. Named for the aloft New York governor and aboriginal Catholic to accept a aloft affair choice aback Democrats broke him to argue Herbert Hoover in 1928, the Manhattan accident has an appearance of added than 1,500 donors who accord added than $3,000 anniversary to Catholic charities for tickets. Then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush joked about the flush army in 2000, aback he abounding as the Republican nominee. This is an absorbing crowd. The haves and the have-mores. Some bodies alarm you the elite. I alarm you my base, he said. The banquet became a mainstay in presidential backroom in 1960, aback both John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon attended. I had appear beforehand this year that, if successful, I would not accede attack contributions as a acting for acquaintance in appointing ambassadors. Anytime back I fabricated that statement, I accept not accustomed one distinct cent from my father, Kennedy joked about his politically-connected ancestors that year. In 2000, Al Gore told addition memorable antic — at the amount of Clinton, advancing the end of her acknowledged Senate run in New York. I did anticipate it was able aback I weaved in belief of absolute bodies in the admirers and their accustomed challenges. Like the woman actuality tonight whose bedmate is about to lose his job. She s disturbing to get out of accessible apartment and get a job of her own. Hillary Clinton, I appetite to action for you, he said. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain joked about media perceptions of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. Maverick I can do, but Messiah is aloft my pay grade, he said.At the aftermost Al Smith banquet featuring presidential candidates — 2012 — Obama and GOP appointee Mitt Romney joked about themselves and anniversary other. Usually aback I get arrive to gatherings like this, it s aloof to be the appointed driver, said Romney, who is a Mormon. In a jab at Obama, he acicular to the civic debt, saying: By the way, in the spirit of Sesame Street, the President s animadversion tonight are brought to you by the letter O and the cardinal 16 trillion. Obama poked fun at his own abstracted achievement in their aboriginal presidential debate. I acquainted absolutely able-bodied adequate afterwards the nice continued nap I had in the aboriginal debate, he said. And he chided Romney s all-inclusive claimed wealth. Early today, I went arcade at some food in Midtown, Obama said. I accept Gov. Romney went arcade for some food in Midtown. s Dan Merica, Jeremy Diamond and Daniella Diaz contributed to this report.

Trump delivers harsh remarks on Clinton at charity dinner featured BR


Donald Trump on Thursday night eschewed decades of attitude by alms a boxy appraisal of Hillary Clinton at the Al Smith dinner, and his animadversion conspicuously lacked self-deprecating humor.In accomplishing so, Trump absent an befalling to booty some of the calefaction off his attack as it struggles through the final weeks of the race.He opened with some added animated remarks, referencing his beautiful hands and badinage about how his crowds at rallies dwarf Clinton s. It s abundant to be actuality with 1,000 admirable people. Or, as I alarm it, a small, affectionate banquet with some friends. Or as Hillary calls it, her better army of the season, Trump said, to which Clinton laughed.But the affection affronted bleak aback Trump began to anon booty on Clinton.He said Clinton wants him to be her agent to Iraq or Afghanistan — it s my choice. Trump fabricated advertence to calling Clinton a nasty woman in Wednesday nights presidential agitation — and compared his animosity about Clinton to his years-old beef with Rosie O Donnell. After alert to Hillary bang on and on and on, I don t anticipate so abominably of Rosie O Donnell anymore. In fact, I m actually starting to like Rosie a lot, he said.He absurd a antic about Melania Trump s appropriation of a Michelle Obama accent aback she batten at the Republican Civic Convention in Cleveland this summer. Michelle Obama gives a accent and anybody loves it, it s fantastic. They anticipate she s actually great. My wife Melania gives the exact aforementioned accent and bodies get on her case, Trump said, groaning that he d be in agitation at home afterwards the event. She didn t apperceive about that one, he said, attractive at his wife — and again to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, sitting nearby. Cardinal, amuse allege to her, he said. Midway through his remarks, the army affronted on Trump — booing as he attacked Clinton s use of a claimed email server and accusing her of bath FBI questions. According to her affidavit testimony, Hillary has abandoned added things than best of us will ever, anytime apperceive — that I can acquaint you, Trump said, to crickets. We re accepting some fun actuality tonight. I wasn t absolutely abiding if Hillary was activity to be actuality tonight because, I guess, you didn t accelerate her allurement by email. Or maybe you did, and she aloof begin out about it through the admiration of WikiLeaks, Trump said. We ve abstruse so abundant from WikiLeaks. For example, Hillary believes that it is basic to deceive the bodies by accepting one accessible action and a absolutely altered action in private. When the admirers booed at that line, Trump said, That s OK, I don t apperceive who they re affronted at, Hillary, you or I. For example, actuality she is tonight, in public, assuming not to abhorrence Catholics. No handshakeThe two did not agitate easily or accede anniversary added on their way to their seats.During his anterior remarks, Al Smith IV said Trump asked Clinton how she was afore they came on date together. I m fine, Smith joked Clinton said. Now get out of the ladies bathrobe room. Both Clinton and Trump laughed. But the GOP nominee s wife, Melania Trump, did not assume as afflicted with the animadversion about the bouncing accusations about the Republican nominee.As Al Smith IV s locker allowance antic hit, Trump affected to his side, aptitude into Melania and bedlam off the antic with a alive wince.After advancement the guests to about-face off their phones, Smith said, Secretary Clinton has told me that Donald is acceptable to cheep away. Apparently aback Donald tweets, it makes both of them happy. Dolan spent best of the time speaking with Clinton and about had his aback affronted to Trump. Aloft New York City ambassador and Trump agent Giuliani came up abaft Trump at one point, affective his amateur and aside article to him and Melania Trump.Minutes afore he was set to abode the room, Trump could be apparent autograph bottomward addendum on a allotment of cardboard and again assuming them to his wife. It wasn t bright if he was alteration animadversion or autograph on a bare allotment of paper.Bitter rivalsHistorically, the banquet has been a acquiescent buzz — one with affluence of jokes, to be sure, but none that breach with the white-tie gala s faculty of decorum. Thursday night is different, for one simple reason: Clinton and Trump abhor anniversary other.The two beneath to agitate easily at the alpha and end of Wednesday night s presidential debate, one area Trump alleged Clinton such a awful woman and Clinton alleged Trump a puppet. Trump, in particular, has struggled to beam at jokes told at his expense. He abundantly glowered at President Barack Obama, who ribbed him at the 2011 White House Correspondents Banquet over his years of stoking apocryphal cabal theories about Obama s birthplace. He can assuredly get aback to absorption on the issues that matter, like, did we affected the moon landing? What absolutely happened in Roswell? And area are Biggie and Tupac? Obama said then. Minutes later, he took a bash at Trump s role as host of Celebrity Apprentice. Trump has additionally complained about Alec Baldwin s assuming of him on Saturday Night Live. Afterwards aftermost weekend s booty on Trump s achievement in the additional debate, he tweeted: Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the arid and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin assuming stinks. Media accouterment election! A abiding traditionThe Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Banquet — captivated the third Thursday of every October — is a attitude in American presidential backroom and marks the aftermost time the two nominees allotment a stage. Named for the aloft New York governor and aboriginal Catholic to accept a aloft affair choice aback Democrats broke him to argue Herbert Hoover in 1928, the Manhattan accident has an appearance of added than 1,500 donors who accord added than $3,000 anniversary to Catholic charities for tickets. Then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush joked about the flush army in 2000, aback he abounding as the Republican nominee. This is an absorbing crowd. The haves and the have-mores. Some bodies alarm you the elite. I alarm you my base, he said. The banquet became a mainstay in presidential backroom in 1960, aback both John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon attended. I had appear beforehand this year that, if successful, I would not accede attack contributions as a acting for acquaintance in appointing ambassadors. Anytime back I fabricated that statement, I accept not accustomed one distinct cent from my father, Kennedy joked about his politically-connected ancestors that year. In 2000, Al Gore told addition memorable antic — at the amount of Clinton, advancing the end of her acknowledged Senate run in New York. I did anticipate it was able aback I weaved in belief of absolute bodies in the admirers and their accustomed challenges. Like the woman actuality tonight whose bedmate is about to lose his job. She s disturbing to get out of accessible apartment and get a job of her own. Hillary Clinton, I appetite to action for you, he said. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain joked about media perceptions of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. Maverick I can do, but Messiah is aloft my pay grade, he said.At the aftermost Al Smith banquet featuring presidential candidates — 2012 — Obama and GOP appointee Mitt Romney joked about themselves and anniversary other. Usually aback I get arrive to gatherings like this, it s aloof to be the appointed driver, said Romney, who is a Mormon. In a jab at Obama, he acicular to the civic debt, saying: By the way, in the spirit of Sesame Street, the President s animadversion tonight are brought to you by the letter O and the cardinal 16 trillion. Obama poked fun at his own abstracted achievement in their aboriginal presidential debate. I acquainted absolutely able-bodied adequate afterwards the nice continued nap I had in the aboriginal debate, he said. And he chided Romney s all-inclusive claimed wealth. Early today, I went arcade at some food in Midtown, Obama said. I accept Gov. Romney went arcade for some food in Midtown. s Dan Merica, Jeremy Diamond and Daniella Diaz contributed to this report.