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Clinton

Democrat from New York

Hillary Clinton was the 2016 Democratic nominee for president. She served as U.S. Secretary of State during the first four years of the Obama administration. She is formerly a U.S. senator from New York, first elected in 2000. She was a candidate for president in 2008. She previously served as first lady when her husband, Bill Clinton, served two terms as president. She was born in Chicago in 1947, graduated from Wellesley College and earned a law degree at Yale Law School. She and her husband have one daughter.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True72 (%)(72)
  • Mostly True76 (%)(76)
  • Half True69 (%)(69)
  • Mostly False41 (%)(41)
  • False31 (%)(31)
  • Pants on Fire7 (%)(7)

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Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to speak Monday in Davis, California at the Mondavi Center. The event is part of Clinton's book tour. She'll discuss What Happened, her memoir about the 2016 presidential election. Hear something you think we should fact-check? Email PolitiFact California at politifactca@capradio.org, or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

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