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The unmaking of the inevitable candidate

   She touted her experience when voters wanted change.

   She overspent on campaign frills and then nearly ran out of money.

   And she couldn't control a bitterly divided campaign staff or a husband prone to red-faced rants on the campaign trail.

   I could go on and on, but you get the picture. When Hillary Clinton bows out of the presidential race today, she'll have more than enough mistakes to ponder.

   And Linda Fowler, a political scientist at Dartmouth College, gives us a question to ponder as well:

   "What did it say about her management ability when she couldn't keep her staff in order?"

  … Jerry Zremski   

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

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Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

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Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

@JerryZremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

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