WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton teased an enthusiastic audience about a 2016 presidential run several times at a gala for the progressive women's group Emily's List on Tuesday.
"Along life's way, you get a chance to make millions of decisions," the former secretary of state told the crowd. "Some of them are big, like do you run for office?"
Minutes later, Clinton added, "Don't you some day want to see a woman president?"
The crowd erupted.
Clinton received the "We Are Emily" award at the gala, where Emily's List celebrated 30 years of helping to elect pro-abortion rights Democratic women to office. She avoided talking about abortion, but emphasized her support for women's economic security and flexibility in the workplace.
"Many parents don't have access to sick days or paid family and medical leave," Clinton said. "It's hard to find quality, affordable child care. Work schedules are far from predictable and simply unfair. And it's still is an outrage that so many women are paid less than men for the same work. These are not just problems for women -- they are problems for families and for our entire economy."
Clinton also emphasized college affordability, raising the minimum wage, and her support for labor unions. She said when Republicans try to talk about income inequality, they sound like "the end of Casablanca."
In addition to laying out her populist priorities, Clinton managed to work in jokes about pantsuits, her evolving hairstyles and the infamous striped dress that captivated social media this week.
"Let's settle this once and for all: Despite what you might think, this outfit is not actually white and gold," Clinton said of her purple outfit.
She didn't mention Tuesday's article in The New York Times reporting that she exclusively used a personal email account for government business during her tenure at the State Department.
Women lawmakers at the Emily's List conference and gala spoke of Clinton as if her candidacy is inevitable, using the pronoun "she" to describe the Democratic Party's 2016 nominee. Clinton fueled the fire in her speech.
"Let's go forth and win some elections," Clinton said.
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