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Clinton in Iowa

Hilary Clinton was in Iowa Saturday for the first time since announcing her candidacy for president. A crowd of over 2,000 people gathered in a Des Moines gymnamsium to hear the Democratic senator from New York speak.

According to the Star Tribune article, "Tough campaigning, and not," Clinton emphasized the fact that she is the only female 2008 presidential contender.

The Pioneer Press article, "Clinton tests Iowa" expanded on Clinton's highlighting of her role as a female candidate.

"Clinton, who is leading her Democratic rivals in national polls but not in Iowa, sought above all to spur excitement over her status as the only major female candidate."

Clinton told the crowd that she hopes people will vote for her based on her entire life and her experience also said that being a woman and a mom is part of who she is. This resonated with one audience member who yelled, "you go, girl!"