Hillary Clinton Sends Letter to 8-Year-Old Girl Who Just Lost Her Race for Class President

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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.”

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Read the full letter from Clinton below:

Dear Martha:

I learned from your father, Albert’s post on Facebook about your election experience running for Class President at . . . . Congratulations on being elected Vice President!

While I know you may have been disappointed that you did not win President, I am so proud of you for deciding to run in the first place. 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. The most important thing is that you fought for what you believed in, and that is always worth it. As you continue to learn and grow in the years ahead, never stop standing up for what is right and seeking opportunities to be a leader, and know that I am cheering you on for a future of great success.

With best wishes and warm regards, I am

Sincerely yours,

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Tony Robbins

This is probably the only truthful heartfelt thing she has said in her life.

Pat Warnock

The girl must have felt better to know there is a bigger loser than her,


Hil knows all about losing and making excuses for doing so. Sure teach the little girl that it’ not her fault she lost. It’s those horrible, icky boys.

Something Hil will NEVER be able to teach: personal responsibility and grace in defeat.


Hillary’s attempt to step out of her pitiful me syndrome. She still just doesn’t get it. Hopefully this child will “never stop standing up for what is right” but through life as the old saying goes….you win some you lose some. How we deal with a win or a loss Is what shapes a life. She will go on for years. Time to find a hobby.


The father should be charged with child abuse

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