'Madam President' Effort Kicks Off in Iowa

EMILY’s List gins up support for women politicians.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. McCaskill is one of Hillary Clinton's earliest cheerleaders as the former secretary of state mulls a new bid.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. McCaskill is one of Hillary Clinton's earliest cheerleaders as the former secretary of state mulls a new bid.

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"It is not a top-down, 'we are invincible' [sentiment]; it is a bottom-up, 'we want you to be our president' [one]," she said. "That kind of groundswell is pretty unusual in American politics."

"It's frankly inspiring and exciting."

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