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Sorry, No Hill Yet

Speaking of Instapundit, he has a link up to the FEC website where it appears my junior senator (that still gives me chills) is running for president. Not so. I have it on good authority that this hasn’t happened…yet. The entry Insta’s reader found was an ID created when a draft Hillary committee registered. Dig further and you’ll find records for a draft committee in 2000, too, I believe. So, while I’m still betting the day is coming (a matter of months), when Hillary jumps in, it hasn’t happened yet. (I checked it out yesterday, after a few Corner readers emailed me the same link the cyperpunditman has up.)

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