It all started in 1975 when Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham got married. Both of them were politically active for a long time and that’s why many political experts predicted bright future for this couple at least when it comes to politics and it seems that they were right. Bill Clinton has an impressive career. He was the 50th Attorney General of Arkansas (1977-1979), 40th and 42nd Governor of Arkansas (1979-1981; 1983-1992) and 42nd President of the United States (1993-2001). On the other hand, Hillary Clinton was politically active all the time so besides being the first lady of Arkansas and the first lady of the United States, she also served as a United States Senator from New York (2001-2009) and the 67th United States Secretary of State (2009-2013).

This couple had experienced their Golden Age in the 1990s and early 2000s when they were known as the Clinton Machine because they were able to eliminate their political opponents as a team. Unfortunately, their careers were not spared from scandals and this is especially true for Bill Clinton. He was one of the rare presidents who actually increased their popularity when they were finishing the first term. However, this popularity rapidly dropped once the Monica Lewinsky scandal became official. This made Bill Clinton the second US President to be impeached. What is interesting is that this scandal didn’t affect the Clinton dynasty and the marriage was unaffected too. Of course, privately, this scandal made their relationship more complicated, but the fact that they had one child together (their daughter Chelsea) made them stay together. There are some people who claim that this marriage was kept alive because of the public image especially because of the ambitions that Hillary has as a politician.

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In any case, after 2001, Bill Clinton remained active, but wasn’t directly involved in any process as a politician. He worked for the UN and regularly shared his opinion about current political events in the public. In 2008 he supported his wife Hillary as a presidential nominee and he is also doing this for the 2016 presidential race.

If we take a close look at their political careers, we will see that it looks like Hillary continued where Bill stopped. 2001 is the year when she became a senator and her political career is becoming more and more successful every year.

NOTE:Hillary Clinton to open first Pennsylvania campaign office in Pittsburgh


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