NH Dems fundraise off anti-Hillary Clinton effort
The New Hampshire Democratic Party condemned an online game made by an anti-Hillary Clinton group that allows viewers to virtually slap the former secretary of state across the face.
In a fundraising email, the state Democratic Party called on elected leaders Tuesday to tell the group, which is also based in New Hampshire, that it "has no place" in the Granite State.
"For many years, New Hampshire Democratic women have broken glass ceiling after glass ceiling and now a Republican Super PAC is trying to stop them," the email stated.
The group called The Hillary Project aims to "wage a war" on Clinton's image should she decide to run for president in 2016, according to its website. One of its tactics includes a section labeled "games" on its website, where the "Slap Hillary" game lives.
After listening to audio clips from Clinton, the user can slap an animated version of Clinton by clicking on a "Slap Hillary" button. The game has been used in the past to target Clinton.
Also featured on the website are games where users can make a cartoon Clinton dance "funky" moves or get in a fist fight with President Barack Obama.
The New Hampshire Democratic Party was quick Tuesday to remind readers that Clinton was the first woman to win the state's Democratic primary in 2008. The state also has the first and only all-female Congressional delegation, as well as two female senators and a female governor.
"While we have made great strides in our state, Super PACs like this join the embarrassing list of New Hampshire Republicans working to turn back the progress we've made," the email states.
A women's rights group, UltraViolet, also condemned the interactive game Tuesday.
"It's disgusting, it's outrageous and--regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum--it has no place in our politics," the group said in an email.
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