Clintons pushing back against Republican critics

By KEN THOMASAssociated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bill and Hillary Clinton are fighting back against critics and helping fellow Democrats as the former Secretary of State considers a 2016 presidential campaign.

The steps offer the most overt signs yet that Hillary Clinton may be preparing to seek the White House again.

The former first lady was attending a New York fundraiser Thursday for Pennsylvania congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies, who is the mother-in-law of Clinton daughter, Chelsea. It's Clinton's first political event of the year.

Bill Clinton has been a top fundraiser for Democrats this year, helping candidates in his home state of Arkansas and campaigns in Florida, Kentucky, Michigan and Maryland.

The Clintons quickly rebuffed suggestions by Republican strategist Karl Rove that Hillary Clinton may have suffered health problems more serious than they acknowledged in late 2012.

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