Michelle Obama leads the charge of Hillary Clinton’s allies trying to turn a deep red state into a swing state – if not blue – in the year of Donald Trump.
Across bone dry Arizona voters and pollsters have begun to ask openly about a change that seemed nearly impossible not so long ago: could Democrats take the American west?
Hillary Clinton’s allies charged across the region this week – led by Michelle Obama who spoke on Thursday of hope – joy and possibility in this the greatest country on earth.
She told the screaming supporters packed into the Phoenix Convention Center that Clinton knows ‘our country is powerful and vibrant and strong big enough to have a place for all of us’.
Then she got down to business.
The kind that has political experts eyeing the Copper State and many of its neighbors and thinking that maybe 2016 could be different.