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Hillary Clinton Leans In, Embraces Role Of First Female President

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 14/10/2015 Laura Barron-Lopez
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WASHINGTON -- Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton pulled the gender card during Tuesday's primary debate when asked how her presidency would be different from President Barack Obama's.

“Well, I think that’s pretty obvious,” Clinton said. “The first woman president would be quite a change from the presidents we've had, including President Obama.”

Among Democrats, Clinton is only female candidate. Republican contender Carly Fiorina has tried to neutralize any potential advantage Clinton may get from the gender issue, pointing out that she were the GOP nominee, Clinton would not be able to tout her candidacy as historic.

Clinton on Tuesday leaned heavily into what she called an "obvious" difference between her and the majority of presidential candidates, but was careful to note that there was more to her candidacy than gender.

“I can't think of anything more of an outsider than electing the first woman president, but I'm not just running because I would be the first woman president,” Clinton said. “I'm running because I have a lifetime of experience in getting results and fighting for people, fighting for kids, for women, for families, fighting to even the odds, and I know what it takes to get things done."

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