Since losing the 2016 election, little has been heard from Hillary Clinton.
The once popular politician fell to disgrace in one day as Donald Trump became president.
But she isn’t completely gone yet, and she just crept back into politics only to score a big win.
Hillary Clinton was once the most popular politician in America.
When she served as Secretary of State, the public had very high opinions of her, and that’s exactly why she was pinned as the perfect Democrat to run in 2016.
But when she ran, she quickly came under fire by then-candidate Trump, who always knew exactly what to say to hurt her in the eyes of the public.
Trump pointed out her corrupt past, her connections to shady people, her email scandal, and even her husband’s office affair scandal.
She began to noticeably lose much of the reverence the public had for her, as Donald Trump continuously climbed in the polls.
On the night of her loss, most people would expect that she would leave politics altogether.
The election cycle truly could not have gone worse for her.
But as it turns out, she felt the need to jump back into politics.
And surprisingly, she just won a huge victory.
A five-way Democrat primary in Michigan’s 11th congressional district proved itself to be one of the most competitive primaries in the country.
It became competitive enough that Hillary Clinton made her opinion known in more than one way.
She recorded a robocall in support of her favored candidate, Haley Stevens, and her new political group “Onward Together” made a $5,000 donation in support of her.
Haley Stevens was a former Obama administration official and a favored candidate among the Democrat establishment.
And with Clinton’s support, Stevens was able to beat out all of her opponents for a solid multi-point win.
This was a very reaffirming moment for Hillary Clinton.
While it is unclear if she was the factor that pushed Stevens to such a strong victory, it made it clear that she didn’t hurt Stevens.
Following the loss in 2016, many Democrats blamed Hillary Clinton for Donald Trump being elected president.
There were those who acknowledged that Clinton was a weak candidate who didn’t campaign in very important states like Michigan and Wisconsin, making a Trump win much easier.
Some also are furious at Clinton due to her treatment of her opponent, Bernie Sanders.
With the Democrat Party seeming to break out into two wings, being the establishment, and socialist-leaning Democrats, having both sides appeased is important for a politician.
If a Democrat running for office in a highly progressive area can’t gain the support of socialist-leaning voters, victory will be very difficult.
Hillary almost certainly burnt that bridge after emails were released from WikiLeaks which shows that Clinton’s campaign colluded with the RNC to stop Bernie Sanders, who was doing very well in the primary election.
But as it turns out, her influence may not be entirely dead, as proven by Haley Steven’s victory.
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