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Hillary on presidency: ‘We’ve never had a grandmother’

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Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, highlighted her role as a grandmother in a lengthy interview released Monday.

“We’ve had a lot of grandfathers in the White House in years past. We’ve never had a grandmother,” Clinton said from a rocking chair during an interview with South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison.

{mosads}“And I do think … I’m not asking people to vote for me because I’m a woman or a grandmother. I think you should vote for me on the merits. But I think one of my merits is I will bring these different experiences,” Clinton said in the interview taped last month.


The former secretary of State has been more vocal about the possibility of becoming the nation’s first female president, something Clinton shied away from during her 2008 campaign against Barack Obama. 

“I think one of the merits is I am a woman. And I can bring those views and perspectives to the White House,” Clinton said July 23, according to CNN. 

In the interview with Harrison, Clinton said there’s “just something transformational” about being a grandmother.

Clinton recalled rocking daughter Chelsea Clinton as a baby, and said she and husband Bill Clinton anxiously await photos of their granddaughter while she is on the campaign trail.


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