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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8de30000Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State under President Obama from 2009 to 2013, after being defeated by Obama for the Democratic party's nomination for President in 2008. First coming to national prominence as the wife of President Bill Clinton, she made history as the first ever First Lady to run for office, winning a U.S. Senate seat representing New York in 2000.A native of Illinois, Clinton graduated from Yale Law School, and worked as a lawyer both in public service and private practice, notably as the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in Arkansas. Clinton also served as First Lady of the state of Arkansas twice, from 1979 to 1982, and form 1983 to 1992. Hillary Clinton announced her 2016 candidacy on April 11, 2015, via social media and video. (You can watch the video below.)Further Reading/Viewing:Via NPR: Hillary Clinton Is Back, But Will There Be A Return Of The "Rodham?"Video: Watch Clinton's video announcement of her 2016 candidacy0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8de30002

Hillary Clinton's Concord Book Signing Draws A Crowd

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Hillary Clinton signed copies of her new book, "What Happened," at Gibson's Bookstore Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

Hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters lined up for hours Tuesday outside Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord to get signed copies of Clinton’s new book.

Diane Pease drove down from Littleton and stood in the rain for two hours just to shake hands with the former Democratic presidential candidate. It was a brief moment, but one Pease says was worth the hassle.

Holding her newly signed copy of “What Happened,” she says she told Clinton she wished the election results had been different.

“I’m happy that I met her but I wanted to see a female president in my lifetime," Pease said, eyes watering. "Hopefully there will be somebody else but she would have been great.”

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Judi Seldin drove up from Needham, MA with her teenage daughter just to met Hillary Clinton.

Michelle Landcastle of Bow brought her two teenage daughters to the event. Landcastle says she hasn't quite finished the book yet, but the first chapter, she says, brought her to tears.

“It was very honest and I also thought – I wished she showed that side of her during the campaign because it felt very real, it was like talking to your neighbor," Landcastle said.

This is one of many stops Clinton has made on her book tour. She did not take any questions from the crowd or media. 

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