Hillary Clinton's First Typo of the 2016 Campaign Is a Doozy

A memo from Clinton's campaign stated that she has "fought children and families all her career."

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Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Clinton conceded that she should have used a government email to conduct business as secretary of state, saying her decision was simply a matter of "convenience."

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Is Hillary Clinton for the children, or against them?

The author of "It Takes a Village" suffered the first mistake of her official presidential run when her campaign assured supporters in a press release that Clinton had "fought children and families all her career.” That wording was striking given Clinton's use of children and families in the video announcing her candidacy, and seemed at odds with the sentence in which the typo occurred. 

"From her mother's own childhood—in which she was abandoned by her parents—to her work going door-to-door for the Children's Defense Fund to battling to create the Children's Health Insurance Program, she's fought children and their families all her career."

Clinton's team quickly spotted the typo, and changed the sentence to read that she had "fought for children and their families all her career," but not before Drudge sirens had sounded and Internet mockery had been dished out. 

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/587356980219510784

Candidates and their staffs make mistakes. Just ask former Texas Governor Rick Perry, whose political action committee last week released a video championing Perry's support for the U.S. military that featured an image of a battalion of Russian navy ships. Oops. 

Clinton's first gaffe of the 2016 campaign, while easily corrected, lives on in its original form below. 

 

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