Speed Reads

New Hampshire 2016

Hillary Clinton to turn her focus to race

A brutal loss to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire Tuesday night has sent the Hillary Clinton campaign scrambling for a new strategy — one her allies say is going to be centered on race.

"It will be very difficult, if not impossible, for a Democrat to win the nomination without strong levels of support among African American and Hispanic voters. And a Democrat who is unable to inspire strong levels of support in minority communities will have no credible path to winning the presidency in the general election," Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook wrote in a memo obtained by Politico. The memo was released just minutes after the race was called for Sanders.

The African American vote in particular is going to be important in South Carolina, where approximately 60 percent of Democratic voters are black.

Another source said "the gun message," which lapsed in New Hampshire, would be coming back in a big way in Clinton's future campaigning.