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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters after a rally in Oakland, California, on May 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIELLE LURIE

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton the Democratic front-runner will visit on Monday the Loudoun County in Virginia in fight for further votes, where suburban women are a state-changing audience for Clinton who is looking forward to use Trump’s opposing statements about women, immigrants and others against him. Where once Clinton’s campaign pursued to overlook Trump as a distraction, now is clearly focusing on every word he said that might offend, including his very recent remark on Saturday saying “All of the men, we’re petrified to speak to women anymore,” Trump said. “The women, they get it better than we do folks.”

As for her visit, during which, she plans to hold a discussion about things that concern the residents there, starting by jobs, schools and other matters in a bellwether county that hardly braced President Obama’s re-election in 2012 and helped elect a Republican critic of Obama, Rep. Barbara Comstock, to Congress two years later.

Clinton is hoping independent and disaffected Republican men will also support her as an alternative to Trump, particularly on national security experience, as her director Jennifer Palmieri said that since the beginning of her campaign, Hillary Clinton has promoted for solutions to economic problems holding families back — like affordable childcare and paid family leave.

Which according to Palmieri, these are of main issues that concern working families despite of whether they are on the same page in regard of political views, the latter added “we believe they will be as important to voters in the general election as they have been to voters in the Democratic primary.”

Noting that her campaign has blasted Trump as risking especially that the campaign is making a very public appeal to disaffected Republicans whose reaction to Trump securing the Republican presidential nomination last week ranged from discomfort to horror.

On Friday, Clinton commented on Trump’s views on immigration, national security, abortion and the minimum wage and said “He doesn’t think much of equal pay for women because, of course, he doesn’t think much of women, it turns out.”

Consequently, it could be clearly seen that married women and those who age 45 and over are a Clinton key supporters, adding that she has also won the trust of black and Hispanic voters, mostly in urban areas, noting that she has won white married women by 57 to 42 percent margin over Sanders across states, and by 31 percentage points compared with a 16-point margin among white women and 12-point victory among all voters statewide.

On the other hand, and in favor of Clinton’s ongoing success Trump’s un-favorability rating with women nationwide increased by more than 10 % between entering the race last year and securing the nomination last week.