Hillary Clinton: U.S. presidential election, 2008

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Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Senator (D-N.Y.)
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of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and
the 2008 presidential election
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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.[1] 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,[2] and one thinking that she could not.[3] In June 2008, she ended her campaign and endorsed Barack Obama.