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Power Brokers Preview: Longest-serving Woman in the House Sticks by Sanders, for Now

By Melinda Henneberger and Thomas McKinless

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For the longest-serving woman in the House of Representatives, who also happens to be a Democrat, Hillary Clinton’s historic moment on Tuesday night was not exactly an unalloyed joy. That’s because Rep. Marcy Kaptur, of Ohio, was an ardent supporter of Bernie Sanders– and still is. So how did she feel, watching a woman in her party become the first female to secure any major party’s presidential nomination – while also watching her chosen candidate fall short? “Actually, I was proud of both of them because of the way they’ve conducted this campaign,’’ she said in a video interview for Roll Call’s ‘Power Brokers’ series. “They didn’t mercilessly tear one another apart.” [ ]

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