(Bloomberg) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, her front-runner status dented by a lopsided loss to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, adopted her challenger’s assertion that the economy is “rigged” as the two debated who would be the better president for two key party constituencies: women and African Americans.
Clinton opened Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate by repeating her rival’s characterization of the American economy, a marked shift in her rhetoric that left little room for interpretation.
“I know a lot of Americans are angry about the economy and for good cause,” she said at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, reaching out to voters who’ve been drawn Sanders. “There aren’t enough good paying jobs especially for young people. And yes, the economy is rigged in favor of those at the top.”