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On April 12, 2015, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton declared her candidacy for political office.She officially became the Democratic candidate for President of the United States of America after winning the primary election against her main competitor, Bernie Sanders, on July 26, 2016. During this election, Clinton became the first female top presidential nominee for a major political party. Clinton’s career began long before the 2016 presidential election. After graduating from Yale in 1973, Clinton pursued law in both practice and teaching. In 1993, Hillary Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton, was elected President of the United States. Throughout the campaign, she had been scrutinized by many for her career, which was a point that set her apart from previous First Ladies. From her time as First Lady, she served as the 67th United States Secretary of State, a United States Senator from New York, and the 11th Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast. The criticism continued throughout Bill Clinton’s presidency and after, into her own 2008 and 2016 candidacies. During the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton received much disapproval over scandals (both past and present, at the time) as well as massive support from minority groups, including women. Despite the support that she received, she ultimately lost the presidency to her competitor Donald Trump.
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