Coming off a staggering defeat in New Hampshire (at least in terms of actual votes) Hillary Clinton is doubling down on her campaign strategy, making sure to pander to all the right audiences.
With that in mind, Hillary for America announced Tuesday that Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, will be campaigning for Clinton alongside Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin.
Also joining Hillary on the campaign trail are Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton, and Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis:
Some of the mothers will travel to Charleston, South Carolina, to discuss what’s at stake in this election for African American families, and the epidemic of gun violence which demands common sense gun reforms. As President Obama stated last month, Americans should vote based on a candidate’s record and willingness to take on the gun lobby. Unfortunately, throughout his career, Senator Sanders has failed to meet the President’s test, and when it mattered, he has been a consistent vote for the NRA. Clinton met with these mothers in November and discussed the need to deliver real reforms that can be felt on our streets and that can rebuild the bonds of trust in our communities.
Clinton is likely growing desperate to reclaim what she considers her "rightful" demographic strongholds. Will doubling down on the identity-politics work for the presidential hopeful? Only time will tell.