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April 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton Has a Long History of Talking With Plants

"Everyday Americans."


PJ Media's "Nice Deb" Heine recalls a similar incident from the early days of her presidential run of 2007, as first reported by ABCNews.

One day after Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign confirmed that a staffer planted a question for the presidential candidate at a recent campaign stop, another person has come forward with a similar story.

Geoff Mitchell, a minister who recently moved to Hamilton, Ill., from Iowa, told ABC News that he was approached this spring by Clinton's Iowa political director Chris Haylor to ask Clinton a question about war funding.

Mitchell, 32, said that the request "did not sit well with me in the tradition of the Iowa caucus."

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The revelation today about a campaign-prompted question comes just one day after the Clinton campaign admitted to planting a question this week in Iowa.

That instance involved an unidentified Clinton campaign staffer who approached a female student from Grinnell College and asked her to pose a question about global warming at a campaign stop at a biodiesel plant in Newton, Iowa, on Nov. 6.

The story was reported by the Grinnell College newspaper, in which the student told a reporter that the Clinton camp "wanted a question from a college student."

Elleithee told ABC News yesterday that "on this occasion a member of our staff did discuss a possible question about Sen. Clinton's energy plan at a forum. However, Sen. Clinton did not know which questioners she was calling on during the event. This is not standard policy and will not be repeated again."

The campaign did not comment on whether this is the only time they have planted questions among audience members.


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