Hillary Clinton Worried about Sanders, Catching Democratic Supporters in Iowa, New Hampshire

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Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, appears to be feeling the heat from competitor Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who is gaining on her in recent polls.

“Hillary Clinton’s campaign is ‘worried’ about Bernie Sanders, whom a top Clinton aide described as a ‘serious force’ in the 2016 battle,” The Hill reports. “We are worried about him, sure. He will be a serious force for the campaign, and I don’t think that will diminish,” said Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, Sanders doubled the number of Democratic supporters in the Hawkeye state in roughly seven weeks, and is less than 10 points behind Clinton in New Hampshire.

“We don’t need to attack each other. He’ll run his campaign, we’ll run ours. The imperatives for us are different. We think what works for her, particularly in Iowa, is doing a lot of small events, staying a long time, being one of the last people, if not the last person, to leave the room. That works better for us right now,” Palmieri says. “It’s going to be a slog, but I feel like she will win.”