Hillary Clinton: U.S. presidential election, 2008
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Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic senator from New York, announced in November 2003 that she would form an exploratory committee to consider a run for president in 2008. As of 2007, no woman had ever been nominated for president by a major party.
Clinton's established national image made her possible candidacy in 2008 a popular and controversial topic among media pundits, bloggers, and the public at large. For example, in July 2005 The Washington Monthly magazine ran two side-by-side articles, one saying that she could win the presidency, and one thinking that she could not. In June 2008, she ended her campaign and endorsed Barack Obama.