U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pauses as she speaks during a campaign rally in Cleveland

Blue-collar Democrats to party: It's still the economy, stupid

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pauses as she speaks during a campaign rally in ClevelandDavid Betras could see trouble coming. The Democratic Party chairman in Youngstown, Ohio, wrote to Hillary Clinton’s advisers in May warning she needed to put a jobs-focused message at the heart of her White House campaign or else watch blue-collar voters in states like Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania slip away to Republican Donald Trump. Clinton never responded to Betras, and in the final weeks of her campaign she spent much of her time portraying Trump as unfit, rather than highlighting her economic plans.

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