Hillary Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, serving her freshman term since January 3, 2001. She is married to President Bill Clinton, and was First Lady of the United States during his two terms from 1993 to 2001. Before that, she was a lawyer and the First Lady of Arkansas.
Often seen as a controversial figure, Hillary Clinton was the first First Lady to win election to public office. She is running for re-election to the Senate in 2006, and is considered by the media and politicians as the leader in the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2008.