Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are locked in a battle to decide the fate of American domestic and foreign policy.
Clinton’s campaign strategy has been interesting to watch, considering she thought she had the position on lock from the beginning.
It is now September and it’s time for the shift to the general election, which really started for Clinton’s campaign a while ago. Sometime back in June when she had the primary in the bag, Clinton knew she would become the Democratic nominee.
According to NBC battleground maps she has a solid 200 electoral votes. Pennsylvania is a state that has gone blue since 1992.
In the three previous elections, Pennsylvania has voted for the Democratic candidate. This state is safely in Clinton’s pocket. It is unlikely that the state would vote red, especially for Donald Trump, who has such a horrible approval rating in the Keystone State.
Even though I believe the state is solidly in favor of Clinton, the Democrats are not writing the state off. They have field organizers on the ground and are actively opening offices all around the state.
If I were advising her campaign I would say they should spend money outside of Pennsylvania.
If the race gets more competitive, Clinton and former President Bill Clinton could visit the state closer to Election Day.
The need for excessive advertising is not crucial in Pennsylvania at this time. As Election Day draws nearer, Clinton should ramp up her television advertisements.
The Clinton campaign is one of transparency, especially when it comes to public policy. She has a detailed agenda, one that contains specifics when it comes to policy ideals.
One of the most pressing issues is student loan reform — one that has young people drowning in debt.
Clinton’s plan includes allowing students to refinance their student loans, along with enacting a three-month moratorium on student loan repayments. This would allow for students to renegotiate the terms of their loans.
Trump has not yet announced an official plan for student loan reform.
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