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Clinton Plays Offense On The Economy

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- Hillary Clinton's campaign is playing offense on the economy.

The Democratic nominee attacked Donald Trump on Wednesday for using overseas manufacturers in his tie business. She said a Trump presidency would hurt the economy.

Clinton campaigned Wednesday at a tie maker in Denver, Colorado.

She's in Nevada Thursday at an electric company where she's going to make the case for apprenticeships as an alternative to four-year college. She wants to give tax credits to companies that hire apprentices. Her campaign argues plans like that or the fact that she has plans at all separate her from Trump.

In Colorado, Clinton visited a company called "knotty tie" and she wasn't shopping for Bill. She was there to make a point about Trump and outsourcing.

"He paid Chinese workers to make Trump ties...instead of deciding to make those ties right here in Colorado," said Clinton.

It's part of a week-long assault on Trump's business practices. Clinton argued that she - unlike Trump - would launch a jobs plan as president.

"We are not going to let him do to America, what he has done to other people," said Clinton.

She got some backup from an unlikely source. Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP mega-donor Meg Whitman encouraged Republicans "to reject Donald Trump this November."

Whitman joins a growing list of high-profile Republicans who aren't just backing away from Trump. They're embracing his opponent.

The Clinton campaign almost certainly has quite a number of others in their pocket.

Political Analyst Larry Sabato says the GOP defections could have a chilling effect on would-be Trump donors and send a message to GOP voters that it's okay to switch sides.

There's already movement in some key battleground states. A new poll in New Hampshire Thursday morning has Clinton leading by 15 points. Trump led a similar poll by two points in May.

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