Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Clinton smiles at campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina

U.S. Democrats' infighting over trade pact puts Clinton in middle

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Clinton smiles at campaign rally in Charlotte, North CarolinaBy Luciana Lopez and Amanda Becker NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton has found herself in the middle of a fight within the U.S. Democratic Party over the Pacific Rim trade pact, between President Barack Obama, who backs the deal, and opponents whose help is crucial to her White House bid. Different factions of the party are deadlocked over platform language on the sweeping Trans Pacific Partnership, which Obama hopes to push through the U.S. Congress later this year. The current draft, which will be ratified at the July 25-28 Democratic convention in Philadelphia, acknowledges “a diversity of views” over the TPP.

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