Hillary Clinton knows a bit about losing an election and recently shared her wisdom on the subject with a letter to an eight-year-old girl who lost her election for class president. Clinton wrote to Martha Kennedy Morales, a third grader at a private school in Maryland, telling her she knows “too well, it’s not easy” to run for “a role that’s only been sought by boys.”
Clinton writes that she heard about Martha running for class president through her father’s Facebook posts about the school election. Of course she’s disappointed to have lost by one vote, but she was “really excited” to get Clinton’s letter. Martha says it was really touching to know that Hillary herself sent her a letter.
"While I know you may have been disappointed that you did not win President, I am so proud of you for deciding to run in the first place,” Clinton writes in her letter. “The most important thing is that you fought for what you believed in, and that is always worth it.”
And even though she wasn’t elected class president, Martha did become vice president, and she’s looking on the bright side. “I’m happy I get to be the tie-breaker when the House and the Senate can’t agree on something,” she says. And if she gets the chance, she says she plans to run for class president again.
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