Third-grader Martha Kennedy Morales lost her race for class president by one vote to a boy in her class. Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knew the feeling all too well and reached out to the young girl.
“As I know too well, it’s not easy when you stand up and put yourself in contention for a role that’s only been sought by boys,” Clinton wrote to Martha, according to the Washington Post.
Martha’s father wrote about her lost race on Facebook, a post that eventually caught the attention on Clinton.
“I guess somebody told Hillary,” Martha told CNN. “She felt inspired to write.”
The 8-year-old girl said she was “really surprised” by the letter. Martha’s loss won’t hold her back from participating in elementary school government — her second place win secured her a spot as vice president.
“I get to be the tiebreaker when the House and the Senate can’t agree on something,” Martha explained. “I have meetings with the president and we get to visit the committees and see what their bills are and give them suggestions on what to do.”