Hillary Rodham Clinton is hoping to channel the legend of Montana's female trailblazer who in 1916 became the first woman ever elected to Congress.
At a campaign stop in Missoula, Clinton told an audience that Jeannette Rankin was elected before women could vote, adding, "So who says men don't vote for a woman?"
Rankin was a Republican and lifelong pacifist who voted against U.S. entry into both world wars. Rankin was also an ardent feminist who championed birth control and women's suffrage.
Clinton gave another nod to her status as the only female candidate in the field. She said it takes her much longer to prepare for a day on the campaign trail than her opponents. She said, "I think I should get points for what I do, plus having to spend so much time getting ready."
Montana's primary is June 3rd.
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