WASHINGTON – If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats.
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Members of her party are watching closely how the former secretary of state outlines steps to address income inequality and economic anxieties for middle-class families. Some members of the party's liberal wing remain wary of Clinton's ties to Wall Street, six-figure speaking fees and protective bubble.
Clinton is widely expected to announce a presidential campaign next year and remains the prohibitive favorite to succeed President Barack Obama as the party's nominee in 2016.
But if she runs, how she navigates a party animated by economic populism, an approach represented by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, could represent one of her biggest hurdles next year.