Gazette endorsement: Hillary Clinton for president
By now, her accomplishments are well-known. Most recently she served as secretary of state, where she negotiated a treaty with Iran that delays that nation’s nuclear development and buys the West access. She was a senator from New York on Sept. 11, 2001, and championed the needs of that city, including its first responders. Her Senate tenure earns her praise from both Democrats and Republicans. Going further back and perhaps closer to home, Hillary Clinton helped to establish the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides insurance coverage to children of low-income working parents. She started out as a lawyer with the Children’s Defense Fund, where she worked to uncover and end discrimination against children. Of course, Americans first got to know her as first lady during her husband’s presidency.