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Ron Fournier: Hillary Worried Obama Pushing Her to ‘the Left Quicker and Harder than She Would Like to Be’

President Obama’s proposals in his State of the Union speech may have actually hurt Democrats’ hope in 2016, warns the National Journal’s Ron Fournier. While he believes the president is more focused on his own legacy than on the party’s prospects, members of Hillary Clinton’s team expressed concern to Fournier.

“They’re worried that what the president did with his very muscular, very non-bending State of the Union address was put her in a box,” he said on Fox News Sunday. “She’s going to be forced to the left quicker and harder than she would like to be to be able to be elected in the general election.”

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