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court vacancy and tips the balance of the court, that is the f for that turns it into a critical issue for voters. i think you will see similar ad playing out a new hampshire and pennsylvania were pat is of for reelection. all of the in ohio, races, you will see similar ad like that. whether states can go either way, including florida, marco rubio now not running for . second term rob portman of ohio, pat in pennsylvania, ron johnson in wisconsin, they're all republican seats. a tough year for republicans. they are defending 24 seats in the senate. they are on the defensive. message republicans say to do their job, it is very simple on the supreme court. republicans have shown it hurts
and they do not like to be told by constituents that they are not doing their jobs. we see grassley and i love it -- objecting for that. reelection, but not considered one of the most fundable republicans. something back to really resonate, even if it will not shift the strategy. simplicity is something that has made republicans uncomfortable. host: the only democratic seat is the senatessup democratic leader leaving at the end of the year. let's get back to the phone calls. democrats line. good morning. caller: thank you for taking the call. i wonder what the guests on your panel thought about people bringing guns to the republican .ational convention this year att: they are not allowed
the republican national convention, which is probably a good thing. guest: that will not be permitted. host: have you ever called guns at a convention? guest: no. to be clear, you're not allowed to bring in any outside liquid. if i tried to carry the coffee mug into the convention, the secret service would stop me. you can only by the secret service authorized coffee. the idea that they were ever -- they were considering it, it was a polls of that somebody wanted. but it was never going to fly with the secret service. when you cannot bring in your own coffee -- >> the coffee mug is ok. anyhow, let's go back to phone calls. new york, independent line, good morning. good morning. want to make two points. i am an independent.
i do not really like this 140 years of a two-party system. one of the things that guest bat,ht up right off the mitch mcconnell, you're talking about him, 45, 50 years, what is he doing in politics for 40 or 50 years? i say that is a problem right there. number two, my second point, the delegate system. you have these people lined up around the block to vote for these people, and then these rules that the media sits right about thee rules delegates and superdelegates and this and that. why should these people even bother to vote? if you get the most votes, you should be in. the ray the parties -- the way the parties prefer it the whole system, you might as well call it the communist already of america and i do not understand how people just sit back and let it happen and it is all excepted as, well that is the role of the
party. it is ridiculous. people are going out to vote and their vote will not even count in the long run. thanks for the call. our first hour come we talked about a piece -- let me share with you what he wrote in the new york times this morning. he said superdelegates, whose votes are not bound by the millions of individual voters, make up nearly one third of all delegates. that, on its face, is outrageous. guest: it is an interesting situation in states like colorado where michael has endorsed hillary clinton in the presidential race, but colorado's caucuses went for bernie sanders. you sometimes have situations where some of the delegates are supporting someone different than their state has gone four. i can see why voters might be upset about that. delegates tend to be party insiders more often than your typical voter.
there is a little bit of an unusual dynamic but states choose often how you set this up. it is not the federal government dictating how this is all run. host: democrats line, good morning. caller: good morning. one is on the subject matter. donald trump, i know him. he is a friend of mine. i know what will happen. in thell miss treat him republican convention and he will take all of his people and it will guarantee a democratic victory. my second point is for your guest. 2012, hethews back in trashed hillary clinton every day. i sat and watched every day, to the point where the media people, they would call him a misogynist.
2012. running for the house of representatives in maryland and he gets hillary on the phone and -- i sorry, on the air -- he is a phony and he don't give people a chance to respond. we have had 47 male presidents. it is about time to give a woman a chance. he cannot screw it up any worse than half of our male presidents have appeared i would like for your guests to comment on the chris matthews point. host: thank you for the call. guest: that is the maryland congressional district, the vacated by chris van hollen, running in a very competitive primary to suggest to see barbara, longest-serving female senator i believe of all time. this has turned into a very competitive race.
kathleen matthews, former broadcaster, local news, abc executive with marriott, in a real competitive primary right now. some of her components -- ofonents have made an issue whether or not harbaugh has impacted his own coverage. the reality is he really has not touched on the race at all. i think he has tried to steer clear of it. the wire. down to you also have a state senator who is very active in the race. an entrepreneur, david, whose advertisements have just been blanking the airwaves here while a lot of the attention has gone to the senate race. primary hasce, that been fascinating to watch and will tell us a bit about the and on theood democratic side, do they want an like david,inessman
or are they going with a more establishment figure? profile ofteresting david in the metro section and also available online. paul, you have a piece. can donald trump become so unpopular that democrats take back the house? i never envisioned writing this story this cycle. november, i spent a lot of time over at the demo that a congressional campaign committee unveiling what they had, what they called the majority project. then, they were probably thinking more 2020 or 2022 and grow their ranks to be in a position to help impact redistricting and getting better district for themselves so they can hold the majority then. they now look at donald trump and see his numbers, especially , highery groups
educated folks, suburban voters, and latino voters. they suddenly are seeing a dozen districts, maybe 20, something online that could be in play in november, if trump is the nominee, they are scrambling around right now to put together , finally candidates in the districts and also raise the money and both of those are still big challenges, but i come from the philadelphia suburbs. that donaldan area trump is doing well in right now and it is an area that republicans hold three different seats, at least two of which, in a really bad wave, could flip to the democrats. those are the sort of seats they need to actually come back and pick up the 30 that would put them in the majority. host: we covered donald trump's rally in wisconsin. peterson writing about that with
this headline. turbulent presidential campaign reaches paul ryan store. he is in a tough place because he is the chairman of the convention. speaker ryan has to navigate wanting to condemn some of , you know, contentious proposals, such as banning all muslims. he came out and condemned him for not disavowing the kkk quickly enough. been willing to say, i would not support donald trump if you were the nominee. he treads a fine line between condemning some of his specific proposals, and saying if he is the gop nominee, we will support him. that is the dynamic he has to maneuver within as trump comes to wisconsin. looks like he is facing some headwinds. wisconsin voters are very informed.
there is a high turnout rate and it looks like senator cruz may do well tomorrow there. host: we are the one network that will carry all the speeches by the candidates in their entirety or we will do so tomorrow evening. the primary getting underway at 9:00 eastern time here on c-span and also on c-span radio, 6:00 for those of you on the west coast. .ristina peterson and paul kane jenny from cincinnati, good morning. dell -- democrats line. caller: i would like to thank you all for taking my call and for c-span. i want to put this out to the guests. i have not heard nobody talk about trump. whoe wins as president, will he get to work with him in the house and the senate? everybody. off guest: i think there are
republicans who think trump would be someone to work with. he is a businessman and knows how to cut deals. they may be nervous about having -- him having the nuclear codes, but working with him on the things like the budget. they say, we will read the article the deal if he wins and they view someone who could the a negotiated. there is a perception out there, i think democrats think the united states would be mocked globally and are very apprehensive about the prospect of a trump residency. lola, good morning, independent line. hillary ishink questionable and so is sanders. john kasich, i would not vote for him for president. trump is a little over-the-top the only one i can see is ted cruz.
is really one who looks you in the face and talks to you and tell you the truth. the rest of them, i do not trust any of them, except ted cruz. host: thanks for the call. what is happening among senate republicans, including senator graham of south carolina? after super tuesday when marco rubio's candidacy came online support and he dropped out on march 15, there became a sense of, the only one left that we could get behind is ted cruz. who has spent a little more than and allars as senator of those days, he has been ,ntagonizing his own colleagues getting with mitch mcconnell and his own home state colleague of .exas he has bad relationships with about 98% of his own colleagues. stock in a spot in which they really see ted cruz as the
viable certainly, they actually have to cheer for ted cruz to start winning states to deny trump that majority of delegates. it is an awkward dance. lindsey graham is the only one so far who came out of the establishment lane. michael he is a longtime friend of ted cruz, who endorsed him. but otherwise, we were looking rushe if there would be a of senate republicans coming to ted cruz's aid. it has not happened. you have seen jeb bush endorse. scott walker endorsed. hill,t up there on the senate republicans are sitting back and waiting. i do not think they want to go on cruise control right now. this is the headline -- wisconsin could reshape the gop
race. beverly from little rock, arkansas. good morning. independent line. i read an article that 33 states had committed delegates to hillary before the primaries. and that they had committed based on the money, the hillary super pac's. pac, two hillary super different super pac's. people have called in, why are we voting, if we have 33 states already committed to her? what is it about? i think beverly is referring to superdelegates and that is a on the democratic side and voters do feel some questions around the issue. it is a strange setting coming in for republicans.
they are going to have their own delegates.nd delicate there are now according to be several hundred delegates on the republican side who are going to function as free agents, similar superdelegatesic . fors very strange thing people like beverly. transforms the convention, which are traditionally a lot of political spectacle, to actual news events where there is real suspense about the outcome. host: this is the headline this
morning about the fall in the ," sanderset journal cash keeps flowing. and westto richard florida. good morning. caller: good morning good thank you for c-span. is 73, or mother wanted the most important thing that happened in her life, and the answer surprised her. her mother said the most important thing in her life was getting the vote. thinking, you have a woman getting position to become president of the united states.
i think every woman in this country is going to take a look at it," for hillary clinton. the right toad vote in 1920. guest: it is interesting that this election has not focused on historic nature of hillary clinton's candidacy. the chaos in the republican field has overshadowed that, and we can see more of a focus on the concept of having a first woman president in the general election. that is something that clinton will focus on, given donald trump's unpopularity with female voters in light of his recent , thents on abortion dispute between his campaign manager and a female reporter and other comments that have left him with high negatives among female voters. host: here is one of the latest ads from the hillary clinton campaign in new york. >> i have spent my entire it all
life looking for ways to easily arts, to help people have a chance to get ahead. to find ways for each child to live a to his or her god-given potential. i am fighting for all americans, not just some. for the struggling, the striving and the successful. , imatter what you look like am fighting for you. i am fighting for everyone who has ever been knocked down but refused to be knocked out. i will fight until every girl in america knows she can grow to be anything she wants, even president of the united states. ♪ the latest from the clinton campaign, leading up to the new york primary. let's go to peggy, salt lake
city utah. -- city, utah. caller: good morning. the chris matthews interview with hillary, and he was hard on her as well. the donald trump is just a big bully. guest: let it go back to your point about the lack of a lit me go back to your point about we haven't seen a lot of focus on this being the first female president, the possibility of that. flash forward to the fall when we actually have three presidential debates and it is going, as it looks now, it's going to be hillary clinton standing there opposite either donald trump or ted cruz. i think that's a moment where you really see just the issue become very basic. the symbolism of seeing the first woman standing there. and if it's donald trump and are as tive ratings
high with women as now it could be really brutal with republicans. >> it is interesting to note trump's popularity is among the primary voters, a narrow segment, and he is not winning by huge margins in many of these states. even though it seems like he has practically unstoppable momentum though wisconsin may stop that, that is going to be different when you're looking at a much broader section of the population voting this fall. host: one of our viewers saying the political process today makes the smoke-filled back rooms of chicago seem appealing. good morning, independent line. caller: good morning. i hear everybody talk about how bad trump is and how the media and the politicians set these standards for every subject that we have in this country today. but the standards that you guys in the media have set have
given us 19 trillion in debt, have allowed us to be invaded and have our jobs shipped overseas. these are the standards that you guys get up there and you question everybody about. the premise of your question should be you guys and your standards have ruined this country. anybody that addresses the premise of your question like you, young lady, you look like you just got out of high school. what can you possibly know? let me ask you a question, ma'am. if -- is it against the law and you do a hundred miles an hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone, okay? should you be arrested for reckless driving? if you break the law, should you be charged? host: take your point and turn how these organizations focus on policy. >> the problem is you're all wrong. your narrative and positions
and standards have destroyed the united states. you asked mr. trump a hypothetical. if it was against the law, should the woman be punished? if it's against the law and you break any law, you will be punished. if you say mr. trump, if you don't -- that's not freedom of choice, ma'am, you are freedom of choice. your choice is to not get in bed. if you want to not get pregnant don't get in bed. that's your choice. host: all right. thank you for the call. guest: i think i would return to an earlier point he made bout the $19 trillion in debt. it's something we thought might be a big topic in the presidential election but hasn't really been a focal point among the republican candidates. in fact some of their proposals would add to the debt and deficit. that is a theme i'm surprised hasn't played out more given the focus on the economy but we've seen that over shadowed by things like mr. trump's recent abortion comments which have been much more
contentious. host: phil in quincy, massachusetts, republican line. good morning. caller: good morning. yes. i'd like to -- the gentleman rom maryland stole my thunder. can you hear me? host: we sure can. guest: yes. caller: he is absolutely right. the news media in this country as caused the problem. you're supposed to keep an eye on these people. inform the public what's going on. they don't do that. they jump into bed and they more or less that's why people are irritated and ticked off. they're against trump because trump cannot be controlled and they want control. that's what this is all about. control of money. control of power.
it's always what it's always been about. they want to be able to control all the politicians. look at the democratic side. hillary clinton, nobody trusts her. she's a liar. bernie sanders. he's not even a democrat. he's a communist. we all know it. he's been a communist his whole life. mean, he went to law school and most people go to bermuda. host: thank you for the call. guest: i've never been to bermuda but i'm sure it's lovely this time of the year. host: have you been to moscow? guest: i have not. first of all, christina is not just out of high school and is one of the more accomplished reporters covering the capitol. know, just you getting it from both sides. the trump supporters we hate trump and these stories appear.
we are on both sides getting crunched and we are reflecting a very divided country and you're seeing in trump a very divisive candidate. and there's a lot of -- in times like this they just want to blame the media. we're really reflecting a message here that this country is really bitterly divided and it is not necessarily our fault. host: donald trump will be in milwaukee this evening. we are covering his remarks on the c-span network. senator cruz also in milwaukee on the eve of the wisconsin prime and to the point about our guest she is a graduate of stanford university so not just out of high school and earned her masters degree from columbia university. california native? guest: no. i'm from maryland.
host: maryland and philadelphia coverage at the table. go to willy in michigan. independent line. ood morning. caller: yes. the media used to be for the people. the media is not for the people no more. the media don't work for the people. they work for big business. big business used to be a time when you had small stations that would bring out the news and they would tell the people the things that was happening in the country. now all of the little small towns are going. big business on all of this now. they control the media. and the people aren't getting the truth and some of these people that call in either have to be rich or stupid. that's all i have to say. host: and steve had this on the
twitter page saying what network has trump not blamed for distorting his comments? it's # 24/7 delsh 365 trump. it doesn't get better for donald. to both of these points, your reaction? guest: i think there is a very deep frustration and sense of anger against the establishment among voters and you see that trained both at politicians in washington and also against the media. and that's part of what donald trump and bernie sanders have tapped into so well with their campaigns positioning themselves as outsiders. that's really what's allowed them to resonate with people frustrated with washington and the media. host: and milan burke says the rise of trump resulted from the right wing's increased appetite for hate and intolerance not the media. guest: one of the things that has happened in terms of the media is it has become much more nationalized in terms of coverage of the state by state,
egion by region primaries. you do see a different effect. there used to be a time 20 or 30 years ago where everybody relied on the local reporter from the detroit free press and the detroit news and the local tv there to cover the nam primary and a couple national reporters might show up. now if you go to these states, these regions, and you go to the speech donald trump or ted cruz or hillary clinton give, you know, 95% of the media there are national media. that is in part because the local media have been gutted in his. it does sometimes create a little bit of an echo effect in which the coverage sometimes reflects national trends, national issues not necessarily
local ones. host: you get the last word from san antonio, texas. democrats line. good morning. caller: good morning. i caller: what trump is saying and what hillary is saying. takes our country down the drain. what tort reform is doing to people, it's taking away all your rights. we're concentrating on other things. before you know it, people average person doesn't have any rights. can't take people to court because if you take them to reverse it they can on you. what does the little man have to you can't go to small claims court. texas, you can't take anybody in any position to court. that's bad. america.for
host: there was an issue that came up early when rick perry the race.in guest: i haven't heard a ton of discussion about that. sometimes say that's part of their proposal to replace the affordable care act. that would bring down costs. i don't think that's been the debate in this cycle. marco rubio back on capitol hill after withdrawing from the race. much impact if the final months? guest: probably not. his bigger impact could race.the presidential business and started become as we started off by talking about the agenda here. none of those issues line up in wheel house. i think his bigger broader impact is on the republican party. the presidential contest. get he weigh in and does he
behind ted cruz. does he become a player at the convention and what his own future becomes. does he want to run for president in 2020. to run fort governor. host: what's the next story you're working on? guest: i'm looking at the states don't have binding contests in the presidential primary cycle and looking at how the campaigns are working to line up the party in states. guest: i'm working on a supreme court story. hopefully for later this week about how conservatives including those who had been gone through contentious nomination processes are actually supporting judge garland. there's a clutch of them out there who themselves have sort of went through the ringer up on the senatel in judiciary committee. there's a bunch of them now
supportive of judge garland in an ideological consistency in which they thought the process treated them toy unfairly and they want see it treat him fairly. host: both reporters cover congress and politics. paul kane of the washington post, his work available online as washington post.com. peterson of the "washington journal" and her work. you, have a terrific week. >> road to the white house coverage continues here on c-span. cahose high school in new york. just getting under way live on c-span. >> education for our children. job opportunities for our children. taxes, domestic agenda that's been vacant. that's why i'm supporting clinton.
matters. experience when you think about hillary clinton, she's had a front seat in the oval office. she represented state of new york for eight years and did a remarkable job and also she on an our country international war as well as secretary of state. has the beston experience in job. thank you for being here. more importantly, april 19th to see you out there voting hillary clinton as our president. thank you very much. [applause]. >> another former mayor of .ahoes and a former assemblyman
cahoes. hello albany. york state. ?sn't it time for hillary she was great as u.s. senator for new york. she delivered time and time again. he was great as secretary of state. was great as first lady and she will be beat making history first femaleresident of country. she is the best. she is the brightest. promise.not over she delivers time and time again. you know, we just can't be here tonight. i know you waited a long time to be here under difficult conditions. go out and spread the word. talk to your friends. talk to your relatives. whatever you can to make sure
they come out to vote on election day. carry the day. we cannot be confident. we cannot think it's a done deal. it's not. every vote count. when i first ran many years ago born, iost of you were votes.ction night by 29 leave here today and tonight enthused about our wonderful hillary rodham clinton, the next president of the united states. you. the capital assembly woman. >> hello cahoes. it's great to be here and what amazing turnout. thank you everybody. would think inho
april you'd have top through snow and slush to be here. to say, pulling up, it inspirational to see those lines and to see hours here.at people are you're here for hillary. this is the town. loves here state that because we know her best. absolutely know her best. i couldn't be more proud to be here. just share a couple of personal things because i feel like i had a little bit of a life.el not only am i from chicago, as i couldn't new york, be more proud to call new york hillary does.e as and, we both married men from from arkansas. little known fact. he husband has been here over 25 but he's from arkansas. i just love -- one of our first conversations.
i also had the extraordinary for here of working husband, bill clinton in the of labor under then bob reich as secretary of labor. i saw, i lived in d.c. at that time. some of our most prosperous years. let's bring back. we need to recapture that spirit of america and this is the woman it done. how to get time.s no there's no time. we know what's going on internationally. needs. what our economy there's no time now for a training period. hit thea woman who can ground and get us moving again. know who isbody you
more battle tested. i think she's more battle tested star generals. let's go through this snow and slush again. get out that vote on april 19t. couldn't be more proud. i think my daughter is here as well. please wave. couldn't be more proud to be here. you everybody. please keep fighting for hillary. matter.ce does thank you. from oure to the stage county.r >> thank you everybody. day in new york. hear it for hillary
clinton. i'm so thrilled to join all of you to welcome secretary clinton back to new york. from many reasons, she has served our state for eight years as senator representing the middle class. hear middleeen a champion of class. she fights for the big things we for. things like paid family leave, things like raising the minimum wage. it for her. pleased that she is a candidate that recognized challenges that our families are facing. family, i have a son michael born with autism. she is out front on these issues. wants to make a difference for these families. her. hear it for she's a champion of the working class. my daughter is front and center here. jennifer. she is paying attention. she's only 12. clinton will make 's firstas this country
female president. the presidentn is our working families, our children and economy deserves. join all very proud to of you to welcome to new york and next president of the united america, the greatest country, this world has ever known. thank you, god bless america. country,om horse assembly woman. >> wow! .hat a crowd whoa! how many of you for this is going to be your first presidential election? young people do we have here? all right, i want you to give it up for hillary clinton if this be your first election. come on.
you know, i have a niece. this is going to be her first election. i am so proud that she's going to have a woman that she can ballot. on this we have waited a long time. heroes wereoung, my anthony, elizabeth blackwell. the day there will be a woman on the ballot for president. has come. know.ow, here's what i women in government get things done. right? we know how to do it. we're practical. we're pragmatic. know how to get things done. what we know about secretary clinton, when she was senator clinton, she got stuff done for of new york. state she's that when
president, she's going to get things done for the people of states.ed what we need you to do is we need you to come out on april 19th. you bring people to the ballot. we need you to call. texted you to write and and get your friends out and let's make hillary clinton the next president of the united states. thank you. ofnow cahoes, a warm round .pplause for your state senator cahoes. people from i have a feeling that you're i'm for the same reason here. the smarteston is candidate for president we have seen in generations.
is that correct? clinton is the most prepared person in generations president. is that right? elsetell you something about hillary clinton, i think she's the nicest person in government. is that correct? they done it before. we'll say it again and again. from -- on 19th of april, you will vote. you will get the rest of your family out to vote. complacent because we have the opportunity of a lifetime. we have never seen a candidate like hillary clinton. will bring back the dignity that this race seen, with some other running. are she is the person we can all be proud of. that curtain and let
c-span, we're in cahoes, new york. this is cahoes high school. you heard from a number of state officials. state lawmaker and local officials. waiting for hillary clinton to crowd here inthe new york with that primary in the state coming up on april 19th. meanwhile, the wisconsin primary is tomorrow. we have coverage coming up tonight of ted cruz. here on this network. it's set for 8:00 eastern but likely to be later than that according to their schedule. nonetheless, we'll have it live. from wisconsin also in wisconsin, it's ted-trump in milwaukee tonight. that will be over on c-span 2.
>> waiting for the hillary get under wayto here in cahoes high school in network. this evening, texas senator ted cruz in wisconsin. we'll have donald trump coming at 8:00 eastern. while we waited for hillary clinton to come out, we'll show wisconsiniew of the primary from "washington journal." host: down us from milwaukee is he's from the sental.e having covered it for three decades. we appreciate it. to happen tomorrow? guest: well, i think a lot of to vote.e going the fact is, there is a pretty expectation in the political world here that bernie
sanders and ted cruz are going win the primaries. but the polling has been pretty competitive. i don't know that we can assume that we know the outcome of two primaries. the democratic race is turnedtive and wisconsin out to be a tough state for donald trump. toughly been kind of a environment for him throughout this campaign. but, whenever you have three the race and john factor and you have strategic arguments being made to voters on the republican aboutpenly on television the impact of their vote. there's some volatility. >> some of the polling including one from cbs news released that donaldowing trump has narrowed what was a ten point lead now only four or points depending on which survey you're looking at. think we cant assume any type of trend. these are different polls done methods onrent
different days. i'm not sure we know what the is.d themarquette poll, which is poll that's done very consistently over the last three or four years, has showed ten between donald trump and ted cruz. oft was taken before a lot the crazy events of last week sure we know yet what the impact of all the national stories about donald the so called terrible week. hereevents on the grounds in wisconsin running from scott walker. to all the sort of dynamics on conservative talk radio. a lot of fun to roll in.ir returns host: in your piece. aways from 28
years. you begin making this point that primary which ironically was held on in 1960. it's being held april 5th in 2016. important primary since kennedy in 1960. explain. primary hasisconsin a venerable history. is 104 years old now. decades ago, it was one just a handful of primaries. it doesn'tnence that have today. it happens to have at this moment. have kind ofaces lingered for so long. 1960, john kennedy beat hubert humphrey. deal, hubert hutch free was -- humphrey was the senator from next door minnesota. kennedy's big victory was a big
steppingstone. he went on to win the west virginia primary later in that cycle which really propelled him towards the nomination. he won wisconsin in good part on the strength of of wisconsin. very catholic state. but it was a big deal when he beat hubert humphrey who was the favorite. i heard over the years, time and from democrats in wisconsin, how devicive that primary was and how years and years later the scars were still felt in lots of ways within the party in wisconsin. you were either a kennedy or humphrey democrat host: if you live in wisconsin, to call is -- can you explain the demographics of wisconsin beginning in the part where milwaukee
is, the outer suburbs how important that place for democrats. and whether or not the demographics are different as you move north. guest: you got to two different maps dependingen which party you're talking about. if you take the democrats first, there's two big geographic basis in the democratic party in wisconsin. one is milwaukee and one is madison. there's a lot of rural democrats in wisconsin. the one of the states that democratic party is very competitive in rural areas. you got parts of northern and western wisconsin where those voters really play and then you battleground in the fox valley in green bay. area.is kind of a purple but it's around important battleground for both parties. about thesting thing map on the democratic side in this race, in hillary clinton sanders, you have two represent who
different -- represent sort of exemplify the differences in the parties to kind of bastions. onebeing milwaukee and madison. bernie sanders is very much a madison democrat. appeals to young voters. to white college liberals. i'm not limiting his appeal to groups it's particularly strong with those groups. you'll see him do really well in madison and dane county tomorrow where people vote at very high rate. over the years, that has become such a powerful engine of votes in wisconsin elections. racessidential particularly. it's very difficult for republicans to overcome the that democrats run up in madison and dane county. you got milwaukee, which is where most of the african-american population in wisconsin is concentrated. sort of ainton is
milwaukee democrat. she appeals to that. doing better with african-american voters and shea -- she doese bit better with moderate democrats. you probably have more of those have inukee than you madison. if we turn to the republican map. it gets interesting. we did a story where we looked at months and months of polling. we found a massive divide within the republican party. a geographic divide over donald trump. he was very unpopular in southeastern wisconsin. we're talking about very republican suburbs of milwaukee. periphery of the those suburbs that are the in wisconsin. the demographics are you have scale. lot of college educated and voters.lass and up polarizized area.
communities and this is the area that tends to decide republican primaries because of the size of the vote. ato because people vote extremely high rates. romney won ititt mccain in 2008n and scott walker won in 2010 when he first got elected governor. trump was about 40 points under water in negative territory with republicans in part of the state with talk radio plays a big role. >> "washington journal" live everyday at 7:00 a.m. eastern. we'll leave now and head live to cahoes, new york for hillary clinton's rally at the high school there. by part ofn stage the new york delegation of congress. live coverage here on c-span.
she's been there throughout her career fighting for america's family. about thel you intellect. first had real working issues with this one person, it was over the energy issue. issue. complex i was energy chair of the new york state assembly. provokinghoughtful hillarys coming from rodham clinton about clean and reducing energy independence. is that the kind of leader we want? she also has been a big proponent. congress with her in because of her concern about infrastructure. drinking water. she's been there fighting for our infrastructure. she knows billions of gallons of just water it's not
through those leaking pipes, it's tax dollars because it's treated water. about doington is it wisely, effectively and efficiently. that's the kind of leadership we .equire let me tell you about the empathy, she went into flint and that was for families with children. andeed to do something now it has to be strong enough. she also -- it's not just year activity with her. ten years ago, she was in my in the assembly to families that were impacted by flood where she looked them in the eye and said we will do delivered.she that was ten years ago. 12 years ago. star mom.d with gold
charlene is with us today. she is still filled. it was mended by the great that hillary clinton shared with her and expressing her concern, her compassion and her love that charlene son showed for his country. hillary rodham clinton. , intellect, that's the leadership we need. that produce? keencombination of intellect and great empathy has resulted in a great listener that then promotes and encourages an outspoken determined voice that lends to a relentless advocate for america her family. that's why we're supporting rodham clinton for president. state.mer secretary of she is a true champion. speaking of true champions, i've honor of serving in the
house of representatives with .i will introduce gillibrand. it was there that we saw great of upstateon behalf new york. districtme that old that was once doing so well and wonderfully by senator gillibrand. with that partnerships i got to see her leadership skills. to work with colleagues across the aisle. as did senator clinton when he our representative. it's that kind of determination that senator gillibrand brings to office. to be there, to make certain our a great place by
which to learn, grow and live. she's going to headache a difference. for economicg justice. >> thank you bob tonka. give it up for bob. i am so happy and so honored to today. i grew up just a stone throw here. my whole life since i was a little girl in albany. i've been lucky to have so many mentors and role models who also happen to be strong and brilliant women. i want to tell you about three mostose mentors that were
important to me. the first one was my grandmother. was a secretary in our state legislature. she didn't have a college degree. she didn't have a fancy title. to she was never afraid raise her voice about the issues that mattered to her and to this community. she also wanted to make her community a better place. learned that if she wanted to make it better while her thee might be important, voice of many women was even more important. other women created an organization with all of the women in the capital region joining her to elect leaders that shared their values. learned how to run campaigns. they knocked on doors. they made phone calls. bumper stickers on cars. they did everything they could eventually, you couldn't get elected in albany without the of my grandmother and
lady friend. my grandmother taught me that voices matter. that what to do with your time matters. fighting toe that matters.fference my next one is my mother. my mother was one of three women in her law school class. by the time she was my age, she earned a second degree black belt in karate. she didn't want to play tennis. she was one of the only my friends iwomen knew. every single one of us wanted to her.ke my mother taught me three lessons. dare to be different. me to own your own ambition. she taught me to never, ever give up.
then there's my third and mentor. clinton.is hillary i was just a young lawyer in new york city when famous speecher in beijing where she said women's rights are human rights and for all. was a life-changing moment for me. theways cared about making world a better place. but it wasn't until hillary that stage in beijing and it wasn't until i watched i knewe that speech that i had to follow hillary and get off the sidelines. decided to join a women's group just like my grandmother roomefore long, i was in a watching hillary speak again. she was speaking to a packed
room. looking out into the room, she said, decisions are made everyday in washington. if you're not part of those decisions and you don't like decide, you have no yourself.me but i'm in the back of the room, i start to sweat, i start to thinking, oh my goodness, she's telling me i have to run for office now. t took about ten years to run for office. inspired me my entire life to make a difference. not surprisingly, she gets all own mother. her eighty's mother was only years old when she was sent away. she was 14 when she started to housekeeper for $3 a week. experiences and instilled a rel sense of
grit and recognition that that one another always mattered. the values she passed hillary.er daughter look at what hillary has done with her life. come from.re she has when she fished law school, she could have gone anywhere. she would have worked for the fancy law firm in the country. no, she went to work for the anddren's defense fund witht for children disabilities. as first lady of the united states, she fought for millions americans who were sick and had no access to health insurance. senator, she fought for our first responders. those men and women who raise up those towers when everyone was coming down. theyought to make sure would have healthcare. as secretary of state, hillary stopped fighting for human
right and equal rights at every corner of this globe. hillary has been spent her entire life fighting for else.ne her!w let's fight for let's keep raising our voices to her.rt make those phone calls, knock on those doors. go to every one you know and tell them how you feel. tell them it's time to get off sidelines. convince this why this election matters to you. convince them why hillary will be the best president of the united states. to vote for her. hillary has never stopped and we will us never stop fighting for her. honor now to introduce role modelentor, my womanend the first
president of the united states of america, hillary clinton! ♪ >> thank you so much. oh my gosh, it is so great to be in new york and to be up here in capital region. proud to be standing on this stage with two friends and former colleagues. i'm grateful for their service, their leadership and their support. paul as hening to was talking about the work we did together. it's absolutely the case that he tackled some of the most difficult challenges facing our
our country. now he is taking on another difficult challenge. is focused on fixing the watertructure of our system here in new york and across america. he's trying to get support from congress and i will do i'mything i can if fortunate enough to be your do,ident to make sure you paul. when you think about all of the face here in america and around the world, although it may not be in the water is one of them. that's why we've got to protect our resources. i was proud to work with so many hudson. up the we also have to make sure that system across this state clean and pure so that we
can take absolute confidence in the water we drink and use. such a critical position because so much of the rest of the country doesn't have water. we have to be good stewards of our water. topaul, i look forward working with you. i have to tell you, it was a really hard decision for me to senate.e i ado adored being your senator. loved representing new york. the greatest honor imaginable. that the people of new york took chance on me and the 2000 election. and thenrve you 2006.ted me in when president-elect obama asked i to be secretary of state,
said i'm so honored, i'm so flattered mr. president elect, but i love representing new york in the senate. he said, well, with all the problems we're inheriting from the bush administration, he myd, i trust you to be secretary of state. i told him not once but twice that although, i understood the importance of the job, i wanted you in thet all of senate. he said to me, i don't want to talk to you again until you say yes. i said to my husband, i said you still flattered president-elect asked me and i told him no twice, he keeps telling me he doesn't want to talk to me until i say yes. and goes,d at me
well, i asked you to marry me and i saidsaid no let me know when you're ready. he said so maybe there's a pattern here. eventually, of course, i did say yes and it was such an incredible experience working so the president to frankly try to undo a lot of the thege that has been done prior eight years. felt soo tell you, i much better about making this decision when kirsten was asked to succeed me and to fill this senate seat. 2000.wn her since this bright young lawyer from albany. her in action.
she supported me. she raised money. she made speeches. she made phone calls. she just did everything she could to get me elected to the senate. the she decided to run for house some years later, i was helping her speaking for her because i knew what a great she would be. then of course, she has been a senator along with chuck york.r for new i know what good hands new york is in. i want to just take a few what youo tell you probably all ready are thinking. of the mostn is one consequently believes we've had in a long time. it is for a number of reasons. twodifferences between the
parties are stark. the facts prove that our economy does better when we in the whiteat house. [applause] the 1990's when my husband was president and incomeson new jobs and went up for everybody. then what happened? reversed course. the republicans came back with failed economic policy of economics.n it deserves a lot of boos. the senate, i was arguing and voting against these policies. because i believe then, it would reverse the economic progress we were making. we had a lot of work still to do here in upstate and other
places. but, they got their way. slashed taxes on the wealthy. take their eyes off the thencial markets and mortgage market. we know what happened. when president-elect obama me to come to chicago to talk about becoming secretary of state. talked about the world and our challenges, he just said, it is sod much worse than they told us. losing 800,000 jobs a month. 9 million americans lost their jobs. andllion homes were lost $13 trillion in family wealth was wiped out. why am i telling you this? you to remember it. i want you to know what the real choices are. we have people running for republican side are --donald trump who
he's not the only one. be the most flamboyant. all want to take us back to trickle down economics. to happen.llow that the most important economic issue in this campaign will be ensuring that we have a democrat nexte white house come january. here is what i have been advocating. it's not just enough to keep progress.g and making i want to really have broad prosperitysive again.
more good jobs rising income. that's why i laid out plans to get more infrastructure jobs including creation of a national infrastructure bank to fund what need to do with roads, airports.nnels and it's not just what we see, we also have to fix our water systems. our sewer system. leaking pipelines under the ground. we have work to do. these are good jobs. union jobsostly where people can make a good living. then, i was in syracuse a few days ago. announcing my manufacturing want us to make america. i know we can do that. we see what's happening right here in the capital region. and nanotechnology biotechnology and chip and other americaeing made in
right here in new york. remember when i first worked on nanotechnology, i was telling in the senate, i wanted to get some funds to really begin to invest in nanotechnology right here in the capital region. ago.em like a long time but look at the progress we've made. that's what we need to do across upstate. across america but the reason i emphasize upstate is because we have the skills. the heard working people. we have the infrastructure. be the president who brings manufacturing back to and america.ork another way we're going to create a lot of new jobs is by combating climate change. care deeply about this issue. i worked on it. i thought we were making
progress when i was in the senate. who would republicans actually make a speech about it. take a trip. i took trips with people like john mccain. we went to some of the northern most places in america. the world to look at what was happening. up in alaska, northern most inhabited island in the world. thought we were making progress. between extreme partisans and the koch brothers, you can't get republican anymore to say the word climate change. when they're asked, those president, they all say the same thing. i don't know, i'm not a scientist. keep saying, well go talk to a to atist and listen scientist. i bet they can talk to a teacher right here at the high school
and get a good lesson about change. evennow, they're afraid to face it. back in 2009, when i became secretary of state, i immediately began working with the president. to try to lay the ground work. we had to get fast growing countries like china and india and others to sign on even to cutting their emissions. it took years but we finally got done. i was really proud that thanks to american leadership, we got signed in paris. that commits the rest of the to deal taking steps with climate change. now we have to figure out not how we continue to lead but how we can be the leader. going to be the 21st century clean energy super power. right now if i were guessing, you'd say it's germany, china or
us. i want it to be us. be.tend for it to because it's not only the right ourg to do to protect environment to protect our people's health, to protect our planet but it's also smart. newe will be millions of jobs and businesses coming out combat climateto change. i set two big goals. to deploy a half billion more solar panels by the of my first term. energy to power every home in america by the end second term. my friends, it is easy to tell somebody what you're against. i want you to know what i'm for. i want you to know what my plans are.
what i think doak -- we can do together. we do more for small businesses. would create about 75% of the new jobs. i want to have a much more that.tive environment for i especially want to focus on to startple who want jobs, new businesses and job and entrepreneurialism. i have to say, i was very proud with governor cuomo today in new york city as he increase of minimum wage. which i think is important. to liftd foremost people who work full time out of poverty. here's what i want you to are a 70%, we consumption economy. means?w what that people don't have money in their pockets to spend, we don't grow. more money we get back
into the most pocket, instead of money going to the fewest pocket of people at the top, the faster our economy will grow and more jobs with rising formes will be good everybody. you know what one of the best quickly raise incomes? finally guarantee equal pay for women's work. again, to me this is about growth and fairness. woman's issue? of course it is. but it's alsoal family issue -- also a family issue. a womanly who has working who is not being paid fairly is penalized. when you you checkstore and
out with what you're buying, onlydon't say okay, you make 78 cents on the dollar. it works. the way we've got to think. wie ned to grow the economy and economyto be sure the is fair. one of the ways we have to do to penalize those to ship jobst want overseas. there is less and less reason for them to do that. here's what i'm proposing. if any company ever got one penny of taxpayer help from a state or federal government, then they have to back. all because they got that help to keep jobs right here in new york and america. wants to move
abroad and some of them do called an inversion, which i call a perversion. move their headquarters, they pretend to move so they can avoid paying taxes. does that, we're going to slap the biggest exit think them to make them country.ut leaving our enforce trade agreements like i did when i was in the senate. tradeed hard to enforce agreement. i voted against the multinational one that came before us. i said i'm against the transpacific partnership because i don't think it will raise produce jobs for new americans. everything just about i've said, disagree with. that's going to be a real choice.
can go back to the old ways, the old snake oil. what works. i think egot a pretty good idea of what that is. for education. we need to start with early childhood education. prekindergarten, then in elementary school and acondary school, i want to be good partner to our teachers. our teachers.ort of thered of all scapegoating of our educators. ist we need to be doing helping to support our teachers theour educators to get resources they need to do the them to do.
collegeave plan to make affordable again. i share that goal with senator sanders. we have a different way of doing it. i want you to understand the think it'sbecause i important. we need to have debt free tuition. you don't have to borrow a penny. if you're we'll, you have to pay. believe that is a great barrier and more affordable way get to get to affordable college. said is, i'm going to work to make sure everybody gets to go to a public college or university borrowing a penny.
to work to get the cost down. work tend units to hours a week. work at the college or university, that would help lower the cost. we can get the cost down for people and that will help send more to college. taxing ther it by we'll. that.ford to do senator sanders has the same goal. advocates free college. that means free for everybody including donald trump's kids. think we need to do that. i think we need toe focus on the problem is. worke class families, families and poor families. dependssanders plan
upon governors shipping in about cost.r the think about that. aret 30 of our governors republicans. hard as theying as can to take money away from higher education. week intime this last wisconsin, where their cutrnment scott walker, $250 million from higher education. contribute expect to $300 million. am not the all counting on scott walker having a change of heart. want to make a promise i can't peep. keep the promise free tuition so that more of our young people can get to college. going to make it
easier for you to pay down and student debt. people here currently debt?tudent higher an interest rate than 8%. 10%?dy higher than feel like i'm in an auction. i want everybody in the audience hear this. we have new england people who six, eight, 12% interest. nothing has that kind of interest. debt. card you can finance your refines our mortgage and refinance your car. we are going to make it clear.ely
will save -- then we're going move people into programs like i have. law school, i of did work with the children's defense fund. making $14 a year. .ase but got it paid off. we're going to have people pay percentage of their income. end youre going to obligation after 20 years you're done. thisot going to keep going. going to stop our government from making a profit landing money to young an education.
the other part of whether or not results foruce people, is whether we get everybody access to quality affordable healthcare. something i care deeply will. before there was something called obamacare, there was hillarycare.led we had quite the ballly with the drug companies and insurance companies. they really won that time. but then i got back up and i i get done.hat can i.t's when health insurance program which provides health insurance to kids. thrilledy i was so -- we've been trying
to do this since harry truman. 90% ofve got it done and americans are cover. down. to get the costs i want to get the choices up. i want to go right after the .companies to rein in byre going to start by requiring thome -- that will ripple through the entire healthcare system. these are some of the issues that i've been talking about and setting forth ideas and plans to address it. i think the first test that you anybody running for president is to see whether or not they meet. actually make your life better. you -- i want to tell you do. i want to
i also want you to know where i rights. because the republicans want to strip away, under mine, erode, every single one of our rights. rights, gay rights and withs for people disabilities. make a of --nd to depend planned parenthood from these partisan political attacks. i will defend marriage equality and work to end discrimination against the lgbt community. defend voting right and united and citizens
i will defend the veterans it bettertion, make but prevent the republicans from apart. it i will keep working for comprehensive immigration reform path to citizenship. i had work to give more opportunities to people who comes toies when it education and training and housing. fight fortinue to common sense gun safety reforms. lives in in our country. we have a big agenda here at
home. holdhe second test, should any candidate too. us.accan -- can this person led ly do my best to make sure all the experience that i've had starting as your senator, after 9/11 and going all the way through my secretary of state years, it's put to good use to safe.ur country sign make sure we work with our friends and allies. you remember, after 9/11, we were not sure what was next.to happen we knew we had to be prepared. great credit to the nypd
and to everybody working to keep safe. we learned a lot of lessons. we learned that everybody had to part of our defense. if they saw something should reportey it. thousands of people did. it proved to be a really smart strategy. when i hear donald trump or ted cruz with those offensive they make about muslims, it's not only wrong. it's dangerous. do is makegot to sure everybody feels comfortable pick up that phone or to go on to their computer to something. people on front line will hear more and see more. in our american
muslim communities. we also have to have coalition with many nations in order to defeat isis. something that i have experience togetherbecause i put a coalition that brought iran to negotiating table and imposing stricter sanctions. when donald trump talked about pulling out of nato or keeping muslims out of the united states or even abandoning our alleys in the pacific. make him sound strong. it makes him sound like he's in over his head. third test. country?nify our
we have too much deviciveness. aree are so many people who worried. fearful. sometimes angry about what's country. in our i understand that. especially what i told you about great recession. some of them haven't recovered yet at all. know that there's a lot of concern. but to play to that in a way anger ands out prejudice and paranoia, doesn't problems.lve our it's okay to get angry. we got to figure out what we'll it.bout what's our plan? what's our strategy? at our best. so much of american history came out of new york. are at our best.
formerr what our great rooseveltnd president said. feare have to fear is itself. i will go anywhere any time to commonth any one to find ground. a lot of people you don't agree with maybe 90% of the issues up. to find that ten percent. that's what i want to do as your president. i will get up every single day for the result that
will make a difference in your and too keep us safe unify our country. what kirsten on said about people who inspired her and mentored her. listed withto be her grandmother and mother. mother.ioned my you know, i often wonder at how a mother came out of what was very neglectful and terrible childhood. being sent away not wanted by her parents and grandparents who didn't want her either. ending up working as a house maid at the age of 14. looking for something that would be being sent away not meaningf. ae was fortunate because woman who's home she worked in, realized my mother wanted to go to high school.
she would get up early in morning and do the chores and run to high school, go to high and then run back and finish the chores. four years. for i considered her one time when -- i asked her one time. did you survive this. at criticalu know, moments in my life, somebody kindness. kind gesture. it made all the difference to her. in this campaign, i've been we need more how love and kindness toward each our country. have to try again to see the world through other's eyes don figure out what we can to make it better. inspiredlly, i'm
everyday by my granddaughter. an 18-month-old granddaughter with another on summer is just -- it's personally the most wonderful thing that has ever happened. it is like falling in love all over again. to know.at i want you of course, bill and i will do everything we can to make sure our granddaughter has every opportunity in life. but that is not enough. it really matters what kind of our othere and all of kids will become adults in. country that is still believing in and realizing the of america for everyone or just a few? really matters what kind of world is out there waiting for ourand every other child in
country. is a safe world? prosperous and peaceful world? is a world we're able to deal the climate change and all other changes we face. know. what i want you to i don't think it's enough that my granddaughter has life.unities in i want your children and grandchildren to have exactly same opportunities. to live up to their dream. to fulfill their own potential. that will be the mission of my presidency. i need your help on april 19th. and let's vote for a future that we will make together. you all so much. ♪
democratic race and your other candidates. supporters the --ber to call is us a tweet, we're @c-span. to remind you our coverage continues tonight. we have donald trump coming up at 8:00. that will be over on c-span 2. donald trump is in milwaukee atight getting under way 8:00. also the event schedule to get under way. on c-span. -- that will be here on c-span. 2, tedtrump on c-span cruz here on c-span. more road to the white house coverage. sandersar from a bernie supporters in north carolina. lynn.s good evening. caller: good evening. becauset bernie sanders
i think he is the least likely indidate to get us involved any kind of conflict or war. i think he is much more peacemaker than any of the candidates. host: how a chance to vote for him yet? the primary.in if i have to, there are candidates i have to choose one. them in.robably write carolina, in north support? who do you caller: hillary clinton. why. tell us caller: i listened to bernie and listened to her. like she has more of a plan. we already in wars. we got to protect ourselves. a matter of who can
keep us out. we already in. onjust got to continue defending. when it comes to my right as a always been fighting for our rights. all of our rights. children, me as a woman, equality. she's been doing this. has mr. sanders. say however the democratic party going i'm going to stand by both of these people. very tough decision. aintddy always told me, nothing free. it's just a bit hard for me to going to college for free. host: thanks for your call. york have a couple of weeks to make up their mind. their primary is set for tuesday. we're hearing this evening that byebate has been agreed to
bernie sanders and hillary clinton. breaking news here, this is from announceshat, cnn april 18th deat debate. let's hear from kentucky. clinton a hillary supporter. caller: i am a strong hillary supporter. i think the situation is crystal-clear. but deal withing it. attacked viciously for so long. as her husband was. ridiculous. a good man.ie is an old man. he is bernie is on the back side. burner.the back
bernie does not have the experience. senate.een in the he compared hillary, there is no comparison. for you look what's to vote on the right, it's frightening. or trump. host: hillary clinton talking a at about her experience as new york senator this evening. successor by her gillibrand at cahoes high school in new york. on c-span.org. waiting take you live to wisconsin. to get underled 8:00 eastern. meanwhile donald trump will be over on c-span 2 getting under in about seven minute or so.
to fort meyer, florida, we hear from jerry who is a bernie supporter. caller: do i need to turn my tv down? host: that would be helpful. go ahead with your comments. caller: thank you. conservative i'm a republican. i've been all my life. of 10 standing corners -- thanks theonald trump and watching election process go forward, i've come to support bernie sanders. i'm an average everyday person. work 12 hours a day six days a
week. around the house and do things. mr. sanders is bringing hope and back to us everyday americans. senator clinton, i'm sure she's good person. mr. trump is royalty. people who want to run for states.t of the united why? you said you work 12 hours a day. six days a week. do? do you caller: i run a dry cleaning business. host: okay. that's real work. calling thisur evening. myler: thank you for taking
call. this is a conservative, barry that'ser, republican voting for -- i would like to get theie sanders nomination. i'm 65 years old. all myen republican life. hammock,'s move on to california and hear from virgil who is supporting hillary clinton. make sure you mute your television. caller: i'm glad to speak to you. hillary supporter since appeared on scene. i like bernie. socialist.ime we need someone who represents going through. through -- itoing has to stop.
more wars. hillary will stop that. bernie can't. he doesn't have political support within the democratic party. i like him. socialist. i was 16 years old when the whichl war in vietnam, started all of this started, who norman thomas was. he was greatest political of the in the first half 20th century. books describing what happened in central europe. exactly how it would happen. .t happened that way we have to have a woman. disgraced. how: let me ask you virgil, do you think former secretary
clinton record secretary of state -- cellular got t -- caller: you got to realize all of our allies in europe, while saw was president, i interviews with them. they thought he was mentally ill. they had no ideas. to say. when he was running for president the second time, he was on a total hook up with the commentator in the united states who is now retired. bush and his wife sat for 35 said nothing. go there.ll let you we are listening two live events for you this evening. over on c-span 2, getting under way shortly. be can see donald trump will
speaking in milwaukee. both events ahead of the primary. i want to remind you to our congress tomorrow night where sooner hereose or on c-span. or send us a tweet, couple of them here. that is send us a tweet @c-span. sarah.e is from she's a woman, vote for the first woman president. i'm a woman, blah blah blah. another view from barbara, she's in upstate new york listening to hillary clinton, a woman with definite plan to cross the