On November 7, 2000, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the wife of President Clinton won a seat for the Democrats in the Senate to become the only First Lady to win elective office in US history.  She won the seat over Republican rival Rick Lazio in the state of New York.

Mrs Clinton made her victory speech in Manhattan, flanked by husband Bill, her daughter Chelsea, outgoing Democrat Senator Daniel Patrick Moybihan and incumbent senator Chuck Schumer. She told cheering supporters: “Today we voted as Democrats and Republicans, tomorrow we begin again as New Yorkers.”

628x471During an acrimonious campaign her opponent, Rick Lazio emphasized his strong connections to New York, while Hillary defied accusations she was a carpetbagger and appealed to Democrats in New York City, black, Hispanic, Jewish and women voters.

NaBloPoMo November 2013


3 responses

  1. gpcox says:

    Sorry, can’t click “Like” on this one. I don’t like to get into politics, but personally I feel Hillary is the LAST thing this country needs!