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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Emily's List Gets Behind Hillary For 2008

Emily's List, which promotes Democratic women for political office, has already thrown its support behind U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2008.

Senator from New York, Clinton is moving closer toward an official run for the Democratic nomination for president. She was first lady when her husband, Bill Clinton, served in the Oval Office.

"I am one of the millions of women who have waited all their lives to see the first woman sworn in as president of the United States -- and now we have our best opportunity to see that dream fulfilled," says EMILY's List President Ellen Malcolm.

Clinton has edged closer to running, reportedly saying on her Web site, "I'm in and I'm in to win."

If Clinton runs, she will likely face fellow Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in a titanic battle for the Democrat nomination. Other Democrats running into former Sen. and 2004 vice presidential candidate John Edwards, Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut and former Democrat Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack.

Hillary Clinton was elected to the Senate in 2000 and re-elected last year. If elected to the White House, Democrat Clinton would be the first woman to be elected U.S. president.

"On the national stage and in the neighborhoods of New York, Senator Hillary Clinton has repeatedly put her expertise and power behind solutions that make the lives of the American people safer and more prosperous. No one is more qualified to bring to the White House the kind of principled and effective leadership our nation so desperately needs," Malcolm says.

Malcolm adds, "It is with tremendous excitement and pride that EMILY's List endorses
Senator Hillary Clinton for president. As Senator Clinton begins her historic journey, EMILY's List will be with her every step of the way -- raising early money from our grassroots donor network of more than 100,000 EMILY's List members, using our vast political resources to help her build a strong national campaign, and mobilizing millions of women voters through our groundbreaking WOMEN VOTE! program to support her and every Democrat on the ticket in 2008."

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