Hillary Clinton’s campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said Tuesday that the 2016 race “is all going according to plan.”
Appearing on MSNBC with Steve Kornacki on Tuesday, Fallon said, “We know it’s going to be tough [in New Hampshire] but we think we have a lot of momentum from last night and that can only help us.” (VIDEO: Hillary Won Six Straight Coin Tosses To Win Handful Of County Delegates)
When confronted by the new University of Massachusetts, Lowell, poll of New Hampshire that has Sanders beating Clinton 63-30, Fallon claimed, “Do I think that the race is a 30-plus margin? Absolutely not. (RELATED: NBC’s Lauer: ‘Near-Death Experience’ For Hillary)
“There’s no doubt we’re slightly behind in New Hampshire right now,” Fallon claimed. “New Hampshire historically is favorable to sons of New England, so neighboring state lawmakers always do well here.”
When asked if Clinton can win in New Hampshire, Fallon suggested, “A lot can happen in a week. And we have a lot of momentum coming out of last night’s result in Iowa, so she’s going to work her heart out over the course of the next seven days. She’s here doing events today.”
“She came overnight, straight from Iowa to here. She’s going to be in Nashua this morning, and we are going to work to earn it. New Hampshire is a state that is near and clear to the Clintons’ heart. It made Bill Clinton the ‘comeback kid’ in 1992. It helped her come back after a setback in Iowa in 2008, and so we’re going to work to earn the support of New Hampshire voters here, and we’re confident in the organization that we built here,” Fallon said. “We know it’s going to be tough, but we think we have a lot of momentum from last night and that can only help us.”
Kornacki followed up, “There’s a lot of conversation this morning that maybe your campaign later in the week might readjust its thinking and focus more on South Carolina or Nevada and not fully on New Hampshire. Are you committed to campaigning in New Hampshire right up through the primary next Tuesday?”
“Of course. We have a debate here this week. We’ll be here all week. We’ve got staffers coming up from the Brooklyn headquarters to knock on doors. You’re going to see the ground operation that was so successful in Iowa last night, you’re see us execute on that same game plan here. And we’re going to work our hearts out here in Iowa. And look, there’s no such thing as shifting resources to South Carolina,” Fallon insisted.
“We have been deployed, all of our resources to all four of the early states early on. This is all going according to plan in the sense that we always knew that the first four early states would be extremely important. We knew that they’d be close, and we prioritized accordingly in terms of the staff and resources that we’ve deployed to all four of the early states. So we’re going to be maxed out in the effort we put into New Hampshire, but at the same time, we’re going to be ready in Nevada and South Carolina,” Fallon claimed.