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Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally on April 18th, 2016. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

They’re with her

Hillary’s got her “Dream Team” with her as Gillibrand, Giffords, and more lend support

By WITW Staff on April 19, 2016

They’re being called Hillary’s Dream Team. An array of powerful political women including New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, and First Lady of New York Chirlane McCray gathered at an event for Hillary Clinton in midtown Manhattan Monday to support Clinton ahead of New York’s primary on Tuesday. Gillibrand said Clinton had been her “strongest and best mentor” while Giffords said Clinton would stand up to the gun lobby if elected to the White House.

“Speaking is hard for me but [in January] I want to say these two words ‘Madam President,’” said Giffords, who suffered a brain injury after being shot in 2011.

Clinton told those gathered — many of them women, many of them middle-aged and older, that women’s issues are everybody’s issues, including the right to have an abortion and the need to close the salary gap between women and men.

“When we take a right from someone … then we hurt everybody, not just those directly affected,” she said.

New York voters are going to the polls Tuesday in the state primary. Clinton, naturally, started her day by visiting the polls in her hometown of Chappaqua, New York. She and Bill Clinton hobnobbed with voters there and then Clinton went into a poll where she presumably voted for herself. Watch the video of her voting here. We imagine she voted for herself — but can’t be sure because she didn’t say she did. And one other prominent figure from the 2016 race, when presented with an opportunity to vote for herself for president, went ahead and cast a vote for Ted Cruz instead.

Read the full story at Quartz.


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