Hillary Slams MoveOn

She says its activist members 'intimidate' her supporters
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2008 9:52 AM CDT
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., campaigns at the Keystone Industrial Port Complex in Fairless Hills, Pa., Monday, March 31, 2008.    (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton told a closed-door fundraiser that the Democratic "activist base" was to blame for her Super Tuesday losses, the Huffington Post reports. She singled out MoveOn.org for damage to her campaign. "They know I don't agree with them," Clinton said. "So they flood into these caucuses and dominate them and really intimidate people who actually show up to support me."

MoveOn, ironically first formed in 1999 to combat efforts to impeach Bill Clinton, has raised millions of dollars for Democratic candidates over the years. The group endorsed Barack Obama in February,  a move Clinton said opened "a gusher of money that never seems to slow down." MoveOn's chief slammed Clinton's comments, saying they were divisive at a time when the party needs uniting.