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House Dems show unity after Clinton visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leaders are making a show of unity in their support for Hillary Clinton after the presumptive presidential nominee met with them on Capitol Hill.

They were drawing a comparison with the lukewarm support Donald Trump has received from top Republican lawmakers.

“You saw the stark contrast: unity vs. disorganization, lack of confidence in the other party in their leader,” said Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House.

Another congressman, Jim McDermott of Washington, said Clinton talked about the importance of winning not just the White House, but elections for the House and Senate.

He said Clinton told lawmakers: “I know the difference between having the House and not having the House, and I want the House.”

Democrats face an uphill battle to retake the House, with better prospects for capturing the Senate.

source: Associated Press, June 22, 2016

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