Clinton confident she’ll be able to work with Republicans
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Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonNew DNC chair Perez will attend Trump's speech as former rival's guest Dem questions FBI chief's commitment to Russia review Issa backs special prosecutor on Russia if justified MORE on Monday night touted her ability to find "common ground" with Republicans, joking that GOP lawmakers have said "really nice things" about her when she's not seeking elected office.

"When I’m not running for something, the Republicans say really nice things about me," Clinton said at a Democratic town hall hosted by Fox News. 

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"I have like a whole archive of those comments because I did work with them and I will work with them," Clinton said.

The Democratic front-runner highlighted the need for compromise with Republicans and reflected on past examples during her tenure as an elected official.

"I'll go anywhere to meet with anyone at any time to find common ground," she added. "I will also stand my ground because I will disagree with some of the things they want to do

"Compromise is not a dirty word, it is the way democracy has to work," she continued.

When asked by moderator Bret Baier about whether she has a favorite Republican, Clinton mentioned female lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, specifically Sen. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsIntel Committee Dems huddle amid fight over Russia probe House Dem forces GOP to take recorded vote on Trump tax returns Leaked ObamaCare bill would defund Planned Parenthood MORE (R-Maine).

The former secretary of State also name-checked Sen. John McCainJohn McCainTrump fires opening salvo in budget wars Overnight Finance: Trump budget to boost military, slash nondefense spending | Senate confirms Commerce pick | House Intel chief won't subpoena tax returns Overnight Defense: Trump proposes 3B defense budget | Defense hawks say proposal falls short | Pentagon to probe Yemen raid MORE (R-Ariz.), who she said she worked with to establish a rehabilitation hospital in Arizona for veterans. 

But Clinton declined to name more Republicans, 

"I have good relations with a lot of Republicans," Clinton said. "I hesitate to mention any more names. It will probably hurt them and I do want to work with them."

Sanders offered a similar response earlier in the town hall.

"I have favorite Republicans," Sanders said on Monday. "If I tell you, it will be a disservice to that person.”