TIME 2016 Election

Watch a Crowd Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Hillary Clinton One Day Early

"That last debate was like an early birthday present, right?"

Hillary Clinton will celebrate her 69th birthday on Wednesday, but that didn’t stop a crowd at a Florida rally from singing “Happy Birthday” to the Democratic candidate on Tuesday.

“Thank you,” Clinton replied to the rally with laughter. “Yeah, you know, you’re right. That last debate was like an early birthday present, right?”

When Clinton appeared on the cover of TIME for her 50th birthday in 1997, she predicted that the years ahead would see her going on “to do something else that I find challenging and interesting.” If the polls are any indication, her 70th year may turn out to be the most challenging and interesting yet.

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