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Experience: Member, Democratic Policy Committee
Home State: New York
Person Website: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/
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Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $238,182,000Coverage End: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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  • Full Name: Hillary Rodham Clinton Gender: Female
  • Family: Husband: William; 1 Child: Chelsea
  • Birth Date: 10/26/1947
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Home City: Chappaqua, NY
  • Religion: Methodist


  • JD, Yale University, 1973
  • BA, Wellesley College, 1969

Political Experience

  • Member, Democratic Policy Committee
  • United States Secretary of State, 2009-2013
  • Sworn In, United States Secretary of State, January 21, 2009
  • Senator, United States Senate, 2001-2009
  • Candidate, United States President, 2008
  • First Lady, President Bill Clinton, 1992-2000
  • First Lady, State of Arkansas, 1978-1980, 1982-1992

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

  • Former Chair, Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
  • Former Commissioner, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • Former Co-Chair, Congressional E-911 Caucus
  • Former Member, Democratic Technology and Communications Committee
  • Former Chair, Legal Services Corporation
  • Former Member, Senate National Guard Caucus
  • Former Member, Senate Rural Health Caucus
  • Former Member, Senate Steel Caucus
  • Former Chair, Steering and Coordination Committee
  • Former Chair, Task Force of National Health Care Reform
  • Appointed, Board Member, Legal Services Corporation, 1977

Professional Experience

  • Author
  • Former Staff Attorney, Children's Defense Fund
  • Former Board Member, Wal-Mart
  • Attorney, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
  • Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession
  • Co-Founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • Former Board Member, Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Former Board Member, Children's Defense Fund
  • Board Member, The Country's Best Yogurt Company
  • Founder, Vital Voices

Additional Information


  • Humanitarian Award, Elie Wiesel Foundation
  • Women Who Make A Difference Lifetime Achievement Award, Family Circle
  • President's Award, League of United Latin American Citizens
  • International Women's Philanthropy Award, Lion of Judah Conference of Combined Jewish Philanthropies
  • Distinguished Bridge Builder Award, Leon H. Sullivan Foundation
  • Recognition, Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Bully Pulpit Award, National Council for Adoption
  • Black Women of Courage Award, National Federation of Black Women Business Owners
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Award, Progressive National Baptist Convention
  • Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service
  • Woman of Steel - Role Model of the Year, United Steel Workers of America
  • Arkansas Woman of the Year-1983
  • Arkansas Mother of the Year-1984
  • First woman to be elected into the New York Senate
  • She won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio of her book "It Takes a Village"


  • Living History. (Simon & Schuster, 2003)
  • An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History (Simon & Schuster, 2000)
  • It Takes A Village: and Other Lessons Children Teach Us (Simon & Schuster, 1996)

About Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is a woman who needs no lengthy introduction. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she attended Wellesley College for a degree in Political Science, then went on to Yale Law School. It was during her schooling at Yale that she met her now-current husband and then-future President of the US, Bill Clinton. Although she was raised Republican and held to a right-wing political ideology for most of her academic career, she would ultimately change her views, and today has amassed an impressive resume of political accomplishments as a decidedly leftist liberal Democrat. This history – which includes her passive roles as First Lady of Arkansas and then of the United States, as well as active positions such as her two terms as a Senator for the state of New York and four years as US Secretary of State under President Obama – has led her to the present when, now a declared candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2016, she is easily the favorite in her party.

Clinton is well-known and generally liked amongst a large percentage of the American citizenry. With a serious chance at becoming the first female President in the nation's history, she has carefully nurtured her image for decades, with some believing she began planning an eventual White House run during her days as her husband's First Lady – if not earlier. Her intense preoccupation with always presenting herself favorably to the public (and, perhaps more cynically, her skill at playing the game of politics) has sometimes led her to bouts of questionable sincerity. For instance, she is known to have claimed that her parents named her in honor of Sir Edmund Hillary, an intrepid mountaineer famous for leading the first expedition to successfully climb Mount Everest. In reality, Edmund's life-defining accomplishment took place in 1953; while alive, he was unknown in 1947, when Hillary Clinton was born and presumably named.

In what had come to be regarded by many as a mere – but important – formality, Clinton officially announced her candidacy for President on April 12th, 2015. Now that she has declared, barring some major upset in American politics, she will almost certainly receive the Democratic presidential nomination. With her vast popularity across many sectors of the American electorate, especially among female voters, Clinton promises to be a formidable opponent for any prospective Republican challenger. Though she once enjoyed double-digit leads over some of the GOP's biggest names (numbers which have since ebbed), she still wields even standing to slight advantages over the best the Republican party has to offer. Of course, with a Democratic President on his way out in the 2016 elections and tides favoring Republicans, there are no sure bets, but any serious GOP contender would do well to train for battle against Hillary Clinton.

Total: 244
Joe Biden Says He’s Not Interested In Being Secretary Of State

“I’ll do anything I can if Hillary’s elected to help her, but I don’t want to remain in the administration.”

10/29/2016 01:51
Politico GOP Insiders Need To Stop Trying To Make ‘Shy Trump Voters’ Happen

Meet the Peggy Noonans of 2016.

By Jason Linkins | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton Has A Big Cash Advantage For The Campaign’s Final Weeks

Meanwhile, the RNC sits on money rather than spend for Donald Trump.

By Paul Blumenthal | The Huffington Post
Clinton Campaign Rips ‘Extraordinary’ FBI Email Move

A top Democratic senator also piled on, calling the timing of the FBI’s revelation “appalling.”


By Michael McAuliff | The Huffington Post
The Polls — All Of Them — Show Hillary Clinton Leading

Which means Donald Trump is losing.

The Huffington Post
Rudy Giuliani: Clinton ‘Too Stupid’ To Be President Because She Stayed With Bill

Just a reminder: Giuliani dumped his wife in a press conference.

By Sebastian Murdock | The Huffington Post
After The First Presidential Debate Hillary Clinton Spoke To Supporters. Donald Trump Went Home.

Trump has accused Clinton of not having enough stamina.

By Sam Levine | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton Made History By Calling Donald Trump ‘Racist’ During The Debate

But what other word is there for Trump’s behavior?

By Julia Craven | The Huffington Post
This Is Trump’s Idea Of Bad Temperament In A Woman

Hillary Clinton spoke forcefully, so she’s obviously unhinged.

By Dave Jamieson | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton Super PAC Going After Team Trump’s Hashtag In New Ads

The goal: Derail the #TrumpTrain.

By Sam Stein | The Huffington Post
Not Just Hillary: Young Women In Debate Face Sexism, Double Standards

Women are often seen as overly aggressive when arguing their point or judged on the basis of their appearance.

By Amanda Terkel | The Huffington Post
Clinton Campaign Trolls Trump Over Inherited Wealth

“Having a small business owner for a dad may not get you multi-million-dollar bailouts, but it does teach you the value of hard, honest work.”

By Sam Levine | The Huffington Post
Clinton Destroys Trump On His Missing Tax Returns

It “must be something really important, even terrible, that he’s trying to hide,” she said.

By Christina Wilkie | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Face Off In Highly-Anticipated Debate

The tension and stakes of the contest, could not be any higher.

John Whitesides and Steve Holland | REUTERS
Running With Walking Pneumonia: A Teachable Moment

An awful lot has been written about walking pneumonia, and the entire nation is having a teach-in about the condition.

By Arianna | The Huffignton Post
Clinton Defends Herself Over Health Scare And Criticizes Trump’s Lack Of Transparency

“The information is out there. You can’t say the same thing about Donald Trump,” she said.

By Marina Fang | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton Explains To Humans Of New York How Women Guard Themselves Against Sexism

“I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that’s a hard path to walk.”

By Mollie Reilly | The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton Actually Smiled Plenty, Reince: A HuffPost Investigation

But seriously, she smiled more than Trump. We counted.

By JM Rieger | The Huffington Post
Where Clinton And Trump Stand On The Environment — In One Simple Graphic

Read this before you vote in November.

By Chris D’Angelo | The Huffington Post
On This Labor Day, Hillary Clinton And The Democrats Fight For Workers While Donald Trump And The GOP Wage War

Labor Day is a time to celebrate the essential contributions workers make to our collective wealth and wellbeing. It is well past time that American workers receive their fair share of that wealth.

By Nancy Altman | The Huffington Post
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Sunday, March 6, 2016 9:00 PM CNN Democratic Debate
Location: The Whiting Auditorium in Flint, Michigan
Sponsors: CNN, MLive, The Flint Journal
Moderators: Anderson Cooper
Saturday, November 14, 2015 6:00 PM CBS News Democratic Debate
Location: Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa
Sponsors: CBS News, KCCI, the Des Moines Register
Moderators: John Dickerson
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 8:30 PM CNN Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Wynn Las Vegas
Sponsors: CNN, Nevada Democratic Party
Moderators: Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Dana Bash
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Support
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

3. Marijuana is a gateway drug

4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Support
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Support
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Oppose
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Support
9. Avoid foreign entanglements

10. Expand the military

11. Support & expand free trade

12. Support American Exceptionalism

13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Oppose
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Support
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Oppose
17. Keep God in the public sphere

18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Support
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Support
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Oppose
Total: 417
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
03/11/2010 S.182 Paycheck Fairness Act 03/11/2010 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 111-1135.  (All Actions)
06/16/2009 S.1390 Perpetual Purple Heart Stamp Act 06/16/2009 Senate Committee on Armed Services. Hearings held prior to introduction and/or referral. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 110-100, pt. 1.  (All Actions)
01/12/2009 S.211 Calling for 2-1-1 Act of 2009 01/12/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.  (All Actions)
12/09/2008 S.Res.727 A resolution honoring the victims of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 on the twentieth anniversary of the tragedy. 12/09/2008 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.  (All Actions)
12/09/2008 S.Res.720 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. 12/09/2008 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.  (All Actions)
11/20/2008 S.20 Protecting Patients and Health Care Act 11/20/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.  (All Actions)
11/20/2008 S.19 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow taxpayers to designate a portion of their income tax payment to provide assistance to homeless veterans, and for other purposes. 11/20/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.  (All Actions)
11/19/2008 S.3708 Health Professions and Primary Care Reinvestment Act 11/19/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.  (All Actions)
11/19/2008 S.3707 National Principal Recruitment Act 11/19/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.  (All Actions)
11/19/2008 S.3706 Elimination of the Single Parent Tax Act of 2008 11/19/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.  (All Actions)
10/03/2008 S.3625 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 245 North Main Street in New City, New York, as the "Kenneth Peter Zebrowski Post Office Building". 10/03/2008 Held at the desk.  (All Actions)
10/01/2008 S.3674 21st Century Wellness Trust Act 10/01/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.  (All Actions)
09/29/2008 S.3653 Dairy COOL Act of 2008 09/29/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.  (All Actions)
09/26/2008 S.3635 Supporting Mentors, Supporting Our Youth Act of 2008 09/26/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.  (All Actions)
09/26/2008 S.3631 Medically Fragile Children's Act of 2008 09/26/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.  (All Actions)
09/26/2008 S.3609 Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2008 09/26/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.  (All Actions)
09/25/2008 S.3588 Healthy Food for Healthy Lives Act of 2008 09/25/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.  (All Actions)
09/25/2008 S.3587 Greening the Healthcare Workforce Act of 2008 09/25/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.  (All Actions)
09/25/2008 S.3586 Green Hospitals, Healthy Hospitals Act of 2008 09/25/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.  (All Actions)
09/24/2008 S.3567 A bill to establish a Commission on the conflict between Russia and Georgia, and for other purposes. 09/24/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.  (All Actions)
Total: 1950
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
07/15/2009 S.227 Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park Act
01/29/2009 S.181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Bill Passed (61-36, 3/5 majority required) Not Voting
01/16/2009 S.Res.17 A resolution recognizing and honoring Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, his co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles, the crewmembers of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, and the first responders, ferry operators and tug boat drivers of New York City, for their heroic and intuitive roles in the safe emergency landing of U.S. Airways Flight 1549.
01/16/2009 S.240 Ready to Learn Act
01/14/2009 S.244 Education Begins at Home Act
03/02/2009 S.160 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 Bill Passed (61-37, 3/5 majority required) Not Voting
01/07/2009 S.27 Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Act of 2009
01/07/2009 S.10 Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009
01/07/2009 S.8 Returning Government to the American People Act
01/07/2009 S.7 Education Opportunity Act of 2009
01/07/2009 S.5 Cleaner, Greener, and Smarter Act of 2009
01/07/2009 S.4 Comprehensive Health Reform Act of 2009
01/07/2009 S.3 Homeowner Protection and Wall Street Accountability Act of 2009
01/07/2009 S.2 Middle Class Opportunity Act of 2009
01/07/2009 S.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
01/06/2009 S.21 Prevention First Act
01/06/2009 S.Res.8 A resolution relative to the death of the Honorable Claiborne de Borda Pell, former United States Senator for the State of Rhode Island.
12/11/2008 S.Res.728 A resolution designating January 2009 as "National Mentoring Month".
12/11/2008 S.Res.710 A resolution designating the week of February 2 through February 6, 2009, as "National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week".
12/09/2008 S.Res.719 A resolution recognizing National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of American Indians and Alaska Natives and the contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the United States.
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