Hillary Clinton Becomes First Female Nominee Of A U.S. Political Party

Hillary Clinton is now officially the Democratic presidential nominee, making history as the first woman ever to secure the backing of a major American political party.

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Clinton was formally nominated on the second evening of the Democratic National Convention, more than nine years after launching her first presidential bid.

A former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state, Clinton enters the general election with a lengthy resume of public service, nearly universal name recognition, and historically high negative favorability ratings after failing to shake recurrent scandals over her handling of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department.

She will face an even more unpopular Republican nominee — political novice and real estate mogul Donald Trump — in the general election.

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