- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hours after battling Sen. Bernard Sanders to a virtual tie in the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday touted her husband’s economic accomplishments in the 1990s and promised similar results if she’s elected.

Speaking at a campaign rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, Mrs. Clinton largely ignored Mr. Sanders — who outperformed expectations in Iowa on Monday night and has put the Clinton campaign on its heels — and instead focused her attention on the stark choice between Republicans and Democrats, especially on economic issues.

“It could not more stark between what I offer and what the Republicans offer, between my record of results and their efforts to turn back the clock on all the progress we’ve made in America,” Mrs. Clinton said before praising former President Bill Clinton’s economic policies two decades ago.

“Incomes went up for everyone, not just those at the top. Middle-class families, working people, and most importantly to me, because of my long advocacy on behalf of kids, we lifted more people out of poverty in those eight years than at any other recent time in American history. That matters,” she said.

Her comments come after an apparent narrow victory in the Iowa caucuses. She left the state with a slight lead over Mr. Sanders, but both candidates emerged from the caucuses with roughly the same number of delegates.

Mrs. Clinton declared victory outright Tuesday, while Mr. Sanders has cast the results as a “virtual tie” and has highlighted how his campaign did better than expected, mounting a major challenge to the Clinton political machine.

Mr. Clinton also appeared at Tuesday’s rally and told voters that his wife is the best chance to enact real change in Washington.

“She’s the best change-maker I’ve ever known,” Mr. Clinton said.

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