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    Hillary's Mississippi comments
    By Jonathan Martin, Politico
    October 25, 2007
    I've been a little surpised that more GOP presidential candidates haven't jumped on the comments Hillary made to David Yepsen the other day in discussing her candidacy in Iowa.
    In case you missed it, the third graf is key:
    "I was shocked when I learned Iowa and Mississippi have never elected a woman governor, senator or member of Congress. There has got to be something at work here," she said, theorizing it may be the risk-averse nature of a state built around agriculture.
    "I think not only do I have to bring people to me, I have to maybe reassure people here maybe more than I do in New Hampshire, which has had a woman governor," she said.
    "I think Iowa poses a special burden, or a special obstacle to me because when you look at the numbers, how can Iowa be ranked with Mississippi? That's not what I see. That's not the quality. That's not the communitarianism, that's not the openness I see in Iowa."

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