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Kelly Riddell

Kelly Riddell

Kelly Riddell is a reporter and editor at The Washington Times. She does both investigative work and writes the campaign blog "Trail Tales," which tracks stories from the 2016 presidential contest. A political junkie, she's been living and writing in D.C. for more than a decade before joining The Times for outlets like Bloomberg News and U.S. News and World Report. Her husband is currently on the campaign trail managing Carly Fiorina.

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Articles by Kelly Riddell

Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright backlash hurts Hillary Clinton with voters

Bringing feminist Gloria Steinem and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright out on the campaign trail, where they both chastised younger women for not supporting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, may be the reason why Mrs. Clinton lost the women vote so handily in New Hampshire, analysts say. Published February 10, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks to the stage at her first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hillary Clinton leans on minorities to revive campaign

Hillary Clinton is looking to rally minority voters in Nevada and South Carolina to help blunt the momentum of Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders, who, at least according to New Hampshire exit polls, dominated the key demographic of white middle-class voters. Published February 10, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

How Hillary Clinton is banking on a Nevada jackpot to steal Bernie Sanders' mojo

Bernard Sanders may have won the hearts and minds of young progressives in Iowa and New Hampshire, but he's likely to hit a wall in Nevada, which holds the next Democratic nominating contest, among voters whose diversity and pragmatism are likely to resist the insurgent's call to revolution. Published February 9, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Verizon Wireless Center during the 2016 McIntyre Shaheen 100 Club Celebration, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Famous women rally female support for Hillary Clinton

Looking to shore up the women's vote for Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright repeated one of her often-used themes: "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other," she said at a Clinton rally on Saturday in New Hampshire. Published February 8, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with staff at the Hillary for Iowa Office in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton plays up underdog status: We got our work cut out for us

Hillary Clinton is playing up her underdog status in New Hampshire, with campaign manager Robby Mook sending an email to supporters on Wednesday saying Mrs. Clinton's team has their "work cut out" for them after rival Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont raised $3 million after the Iowa caucus. Published February 4, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a Democratic primary town hall sponsored by CNN, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Hillary Clinton defends Wall Street ties with series of rationalizations

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton seemed unprepared to answer a question on the hundreds of thousands of dollars she has received in paid speeches, the majority from Wall Street firms, despite this being a constant line of attack from rival Sen. Bernard Sanders. Published February 3, 2016

"We're trying to force a bill to keep these government agencies from continuing this practice, which has slowed but has not stopped," said Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, Missouri Republican. "We're serious about this process; we're going to keep watching, keep looking until we get this stopped." (Associated Press)

Operation Choke Point asphyxiating payday lenders

Greg Palmer and his partner opened their first Dollar Smart store in Oxnard, California, in 1999, eventually growing into a seven-shop chain that employed 75 people, providing payday lending, auto financing loans, wire transfers and money orders to the unbanked community. Published February 3, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Bernie Sanders calls Hillary Clinton's progressive cred into question

Democratic presidential contender Bernard Sanders questioned Hillary Clinton's progressive roots Wednesday, citing her vote for the Iraq War, collecting money from Wall Street, and her flip-flop on the Trans-Pacific Partnership as blunders on her record. Published February 3, 2016