A Brooklyn street party for Hillary

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton celebrates victory in the New York state primary on April 19, 2016 in New York CityAgence France-Presse is running a series of reporters’ blogs taking readers behind the scenes of the 2016 US election for a look at the events and attitudes shaping the White House race. The latest contribution comes from New York, where Hillary Clinton’s decisive victory this month re-set the White House race, halting a multi-state winning streak by her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. AFP’s Jennie Matthew caught up with Clinton as she campaigned on home turf ahead of the vote, and got a glimpse of a smiling, selfie-snapping candidate with her guard down, and a spring in her step.

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