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Reporter's Notebook: Hillary Clinton's Cutest Question From a Kid

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Clinton stands beside one of the four children she called on in Portsmouth at South Church.

At a recent campaign event with nearly 1,000 people in Portsmouth, Hillary Clinton called on four children to ask questions – one third of the questions she took that hour. Why?

Perhaps Clinton is after softball questions, as Time proposes.  Perhaps the campaign sees interactions with children as a way to convey the candidate as warm and relatable. Or maybe Hillary Clinton just has a soft-spot for kiddos. 

Whatever it is, it can create some rare moments of cuteness on the campaign trail. 

Just check out Relic Reilly of Massachusetts, 9 years old, who asked Clinton why his mom earns less than his dad: 

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