Clinton offensive sharpens against Dem rival Sanders

Long seen as the frontrunner on a glide path to becoming her party's standard-bearer despite a lingering email scandal, Hillary Clinton suddenly finds herself under threat of losing the first two state contests: Iowa and New HampshireFacing an uphill battle in New Hampshire and tightening polls in Iowa, US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is on the offensive — not just against Republicans, but also against Bernie Sanders, her chief rival in the Democratic nomination race. Long seen as the frontrunner on a glide path to becoming her party’s standard-bearer despite a lingering email scandal, Clinton suddenly finds herself under threat of losing the first two state contests: Iowa on February 1, and New Hampshire eight days later. “I always expected that this would be a tight race,” she told CBS as part of a full-court press on four television networks Wednesday in which she intensifies her attacks on Sanders.

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