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Clinton Shifts Message as She Eyes Congressional Takeover

Clinton is confident enough in her own prospects to start thinking about what comes after Nov. 8

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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Las Vegas.

    With Donald Trump underwater in almost every poll and Republicans retreating from him, Hillary Clinton's campaign is attempting to drive a wedge between the Republican nominee as the GOP standard bearer, aligning their own message with that of down-ballot Democrats, NBC News reported.

    "Donald Trump is becoming more unhinged by the day, and that is increasing prospects for Democrats further down the ballot," Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Monday while announcing millions of dollars in new aid for House and Senate candidates.

    Clinton has yet to adopt the new message; she's been off the trail in recent days while preparing for Wednesday's debate. But President Obama marked the change last week when he blamed the GOP for creating Trump while campaigning for Clinton in Ohio. 

    The pivot is a sign that Clinton is confident enough in her own prospects to start thinking about what comes after Nov. 8, when she'll need a friendly Senate to approve her nominees, and would like to help Democrats make inroads in the House.

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