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Watch: Hillary Clinton’s losing streak gets the SNL treatment

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

Hillary Clinton is on a bit of a losing streak.

In the past few weeks, Clinton, who still has a commanding lead in pledged delegates, has lost seven of the past eight states to Bernie Sanders. And looming in the distance is Clinton and Sanders's home state of New York and its 247 pledged delegates (she lives there and served as a senator there from 2001 to 2009; Sanders was born in Brooklyn).

Both candidates, along with the Republican hopefuls, are campaigning heavily in the state and doing things like taking the subway and eating pizza (sometimes the wrong way), all to prove that they're relatable and deserve the vote.

This didn't go unnoticed by the folks at Saturday Night Live, who deployed Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton in the show's cold open last night.

"I'm just like all of you," she said. "I never sleep. I'm in a hurry to get to work. And when I'm running, I hate it when a slow, old Jew gets in my way."

It's a segment that folds in a few jabs at Clinton's distaste for losing (she can't even say the word "lose"), her campaign's desperate strategies to appeal to New Yorkers, and her supposed lack of authenticity. The highlight is McKinnon's spoof of Clinton using the subway — the real Hillary Clinton used the subway earlier this week and found the swipe a little hard to manage.



New York's primary is on April 19.

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