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Clinton nomination puts ‘biggest crack’ in glass ceiling


Stephen Collinson and MJ Lee, CNN : Clinton nomination puts 'biggest crack' in glass ceiling : July 27, 2016

Photo: Nigel Perry for CNN | Hillary Clinton, a former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state, claims her place in history on Tuesday, July 27, after becoming the Democratic Party's nominee for U.S. President. She would be the first woman in U.S. history to lead the ticket of a major political party.


Philadelphia (CNN)Democrats on Tuesday made Hillary Clinton the first woman to head a major party ticket — and during an emotional night, her family and supporters asked voters to give her a second look.


At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, just three miles from Independence Hall where the nation was born, a sense of history is palpable — as is Clinton’s willingness to finally enjoy it.


“What an incredible honor that you have given me, and I can’t believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet,” Clinton said via satellite after a video montage showed the faces of all 44 male presidents before shattering like glass to reveal Clinton waiting to address the convention from New York.


“This is really your victory. This is really your night,” Clinton told the cheering crowd. “And if there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say I may become the first woman President. But one of you is next.”


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