Boston Globe – McCain courting Clinton loyalists

McCain courting Clinton loyalists

But abortion stand upsets some women’s groups

By Lisa Wangsness

Globe Staff / June 14, 2008

Republican John McCain’s campaign is aggressively targeting former supporters of Hillary Clinton, hoping to capitalize on their dissatisfaction with presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama and anger over how Clinton was treated during the Democratic primaries.

more stories like thisToday McCain will host a nationwide telephone forum aimed at Clinton loyalists with Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, who is emerging as McCain’s chief messenger to women. On Thursday night, Fiorina spoke to dozens of disgruntled Clinton supporters in Columbus, Ohio, and during the next week she plans to visit a number of battleground states to speak to women voters. The campaign is betting that even women who favor abortion rights may be willing to accept a difference of opinion on that issue if they like what they hear McCain saying on broader issues such as national security, the economy, and healthcare.

The entire article can be read at McCain courting Clinton loyalists

About Brock N. Cordeiro