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Girl who lost her school election gets a letter from Hillary Clinton

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WASHINGTON (CNN Newsource) — Hillary Clinton wrote a letter to an 8-year-old girl in Maryland who lost an election for class president.

Girl who lost her school election gets a letter from Hillary Clinton

Martha Kennedy Morales, who is a third-grader at Friends Community School in College Park according to The Washington Post, lost her school election to a boy and by only one vote.

Clinton told Morales that she knows "too well, it's not easy" to run for "a role that's only been sought by boys."

She explained what it was like for her to come in second.

"My reaction? I mean, I was pretty sad because ... it was disappointing. We knew that the runner-up was going to get vice president, but still it's disappointing to figure out that you lost something that you fought for really hard and you put a lot of effort into it."

In the letter, Clinton also said, "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."

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