Clinton Gets Cold Shoulder From GOP

Republicans tuning her out as they focus attacks on Obama
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2008 7:40 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., meets with residents during a campaign stop in Hobart, Ind., Tuesday, April 29, 2008.    (AP Photo/Michael McArdle, Pool)
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(Newser) – Republican strategists are tuning out Hillary Clinton as they ramp up their attacks on Barack Obama, writes Jonathan Martin in Politico. The national party is increasingly focusing its ads and money on Obama, and John McCain's camp also puts a definite emphasis on him. A new daily email to reporters about McCain's schedule features an "Audacity Watch" but has yet to mention Clinton.

"The math is still clearly in his favor, he leads in fundraising and has the energy in the party behind him. So it makes sense," a GOP strategist says of the concentration on Obama.