As Republicans continue to blast away at Hillary Clinton, some prominent Democratic women are speaking out in her defense, The Hill reported.
The former secretary of state, who announced Sunday that she is running for president, is an “extraordinary leader,” according to former Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat who lost her seat in last year’s midterm election.
Landrieu was asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” how well Clinton can connect with voters. She replied: "I think she does that beautifully. If Hillary would just be Hillary, and we would all just allow her to just be the really extraordinary leader that she is, her campaign is going to be beautifully, beautifully done.”
Landrieu added: “She’s smart, she knows the issues, she's probably one of the most experienced people to run for the office of the president."
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., noted that if Clinton becomes the first female president, it “would certainly be a big step in the future.”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Clinton, as an officially declared candidate, can now “start being able to make her case to the people of this country in small groups, in a warm setting where she excels."
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