(CNN) – Hillary Clinton – off the campaign trail to prepare for her third and final debate – is leaving the campaigning up to her big-name surrogates.
Bill Clinton said, “I am so tired of hearing the other side tell me how America is going to hell in a hand basket.”
Her husband is in New Hampshire. Bernie Sanders is in Colorado, where on Sunday he was joined by one of Donald Trump’s sharpest critics – Elizabeth Warren.
Sen. Warren said, “I am proud that we are party that doesn’t debate who has the smallest hands, or who can build the longest, tallest, fake gold-plated wall in the world.”
A Boston Globe analysis of Clinton’s campaign schedule in the past two months finds that she has done far fewer events than her GOP rival and the nominees of both parties from the two previous elections.
Still, Clinton is leading Trump nationally by 8 points in CNN’s most recent poll of polls.
She also has a big money advantage – $152 million on hand compared to trump’s $75 million going into October.
The recent WikiLeaks release of her campaign chairman’s emails continues to dog her, though.
In one, John Podesta worries about the political fallout of the ISIS-inspired San Bernardino terrorist attack that killed 14 people.
Podesta emailed, “Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk [sic] was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter,” in response to MSNBC host Chris Hayes revealing the identity of one of the Muslim attackers.
As the Trump campaign and congressional republicans are pouncing on another story involving the investigation into Clinton’s emails, newly-released documents show a top state department official allegedly pressured the FBI to declassify previously classified emails.
The FBI and state department deny any “quid pro quo” was offered. According to the FBI, no classification changes were made.
But as the number of women accusing Trump of groping or forcibly kissing them grows, the Clinton campaign thinks it still has the upper hand, and they’re out with a new ad likening Trump to famous bullies in movies.