NH Dems fundraise off anti-Hillary Clinton effort
August 6th, 2013
04:47 PM ET
12 months ago

NH Dems fundraise off anti-Hillary Clinton effort

(CNN) – The New Hampshire Democratic Party condemned an online game made by an anti-Hillary Clinton group that allows viewers to virtually slap the former secretary of state across the face.

In a fundraising email, the state Democratic Party called on elected leaders Tuesday to tell the group, which is also based in New Hampshire, that it "has no place" in the Granite State.

"For many years, New Hampshire Democratic women have broken glass ceiling after glass ceiling and now a Republican Super PAC is trying to stop them," the email stated.

The group called The Hillary Project aims to "wage a war" on Clinton's image should she decide to run for president in 2016, according to its website. One of its tactics includes a section labeled "games" on its website, where the "Slap Hillary" game lives.

After listening to audio clips from Clinton, the user can slap an animated version of Clinton by clicking on a "Slap Hillary" button. The game has been used in the past to target Clinton.

Also featured on the website are games where users can make a cartoon Clinton dance "funky" moves or get in a fist fight with President Barack Obama.

The New Hampshire Democratic Party was quick Tuesday to remind readers that Clinton was the first woman to win the state's Democratic primary in 2008. The state also has the first and only all-female Congressional delegation, as well as two female senators and a female governor.

"While we have made great strides in our state, Super PACs like this join the embarrassing list of New Hampshire Republicans working to turn back the progress we've made," the email states.

A women's rights group, UltraViolet, also condemned the interactive game Tuesday.

"It's disgusting, it's outrageous and–regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum–it has no place in our politics," the group said in an email.


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  1. Evergreen

    Why can't the GOP run on having the best ideas instead of displaying childish behavior. Mrs. Clinton is a private citizen. Running attack ads against her is stupid.

    August 6, 2013 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  2. Pete

    Republicans do all your propaganda now because all you're doing is stirring up a bees nest and if you want a war with Hillary,by God you'll have it..The only problem with republicans is their tug boat mouth that only has a row boat ass to back it up and that's the way its been for decades and believe me it'll continue the way the republicans are doing it..Don't waste your contribution money to your favorite in the clown parade you have if Hillary runs because you know even your skinny Christie doesn't have a snowballs change in hell of taking on a Clinton if Bill and Pres.Obama are on board raising funds and you ignorents know it...Benghazi will only temperarily slow her down and by primaries it'll only be a distant memory and Issa ,republicans know it!!

    August 6, 2013 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  3. S. B. Stein

    Why are elements of the GOP/conservatives attacking Clinton before she has even said that she is going to run. There are many chances she isn't going to run and just serve as a kingmaker later for 2016.

    August 6, 2013 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  4. norma jean

    '"SLAP HILLARY."..............???????? BOY..........YOU GUYS HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS AND LITTLE BRAINS IN YOUR HEAD.....WHY DON'T YOU JUST GIVE IT UP AND GET A JOB????????........I mistakenly thought the .. New England states people had more class and maturity than that.!....My mistake!!!

    August 6, 2013 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  5. just me

    It's like the gop is made up of suicidal chimps. They actually think this is clever?

    August 6, 2013 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
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