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“Stronger Together” was the 2016 United States presidential campaign slogan of candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and vice-presidential running mate Tim Kaine.

Clinton was selected as the Democratic party’s nominee following a contentious party primary, in which Clinton competed mainly with fellow Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. The nomination was in a way momentous: while several women have run for US presidential office, Clinton is the first and only woman to have won a major-party nomination.

In the general election, Clinton lost the electoral vote—and the election—by a slim margin to Republican nominee Donald Trump. While National Public Radio wrote that the “Stronger Together” slogan was “boring” and “rhetorical oatmeal,” it was also persistent. The phrase was later used verbatim by Clinton’s former adversary in his own presidential communication.


Baker, Sinead (February 13, 2019) Hillary Clinton mocked Trump after he appeared to plagiarize her 'Stronger Together' slogan: 'Now copy my plan on health care, a fairer tax system, and voting rights' Accessed January 31, 2023 via…

Center for American Women and Politics (2023). Women Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates: A List. Accessed January 31, 2023 via…

Chris W. Bonneau & Kristin Kanthak (2020) Stronger together: political ambition and the presentation of women running for office, Politics, Groups, and Identities, 8:3, 576-594, DOI: 10.1080/21565503.2018.1528159

Clinton, H. R., Kaine, T. M. (2016). Stronger Together. United Kingdom: Simon & Schuster.

Keith, Tamara (August 8, 2016) How “Stronger Together” Became Clinton’s Response to “Make America Great Again” Accessed January 31, 2023 via…

"Stronger Together? Joint Rally For Clinton And Sanders." International Business Times [U.S. ed.], 12 July 2016. Gale Academic OneFile, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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