1992 vs. 2016: These photos show how far we’ve come since Hillary Clinton campaigned for her husband.

She filed Bill Clinton’s papers to run for president in 1991–25 years before filing her own.


Twenty-five years ago, Hillary Clinton stopped by the New Hampshire state house to file the paperwork to run for president — on behalf of her husband, Bill Clinton. She couldn’t have imagined at the time that one day she’d return to that same state house to file her own.

Hillary — and our country — has come a long way since 1992.

(1992 photos courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library)


Debate Night

1992: Watching her husband debate George H.W. Bush at the second general election debate
2016: Taking on Donald Trump at the first general election debate

Studying up

1992: Reading up between campaign events — just weeks before the Election Day
 2016: Sharing a quiet moment ahead of the Nevada caucuses

Racking up miles

1992: Taking it all in from the tarmac before takeoff
 2016: Arriving in Vero Beach, Florida on the “Stronger Together” plane

Capturing the moment

1992: Signing autographs at the first presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri
 2016: Posing for a group selfie before a speech on building an inclusive economy

Hitting the road

1992: Pulling into town for a campaign rally
 2016: Rolling through Ohio on the “Stronger Together” bus tour

Traveling as a ticket

1992: The Gores and Clintons share a meal — and a laugh — on the campaign bus
 2016: The newly-nominated Democratic ticket hits the road with spouses in tow

Meeting future voters

1992: Getting an autograph from a future first lady (… senator, secretary of state, and presidential nominee)
 2016: Sharing a hug in Vernon Hills, Illinois during the Democratic primary

Rallying the base

1992: Spotted: Moms for Hillary at a Bill Clinton for president rally in Cleveland
 2016: Celebrating a historic convention in Philadelphia

Taking the stage

1992: Making the case for her husband at a campaign stop on the Clinton-Gore bus tour
 2016: Becoming the first woman to clinch the Democratic nomination for president

Making history

1992: Celebrating then-Governor Bill Clinton’s nomination at the Democratic convention (Credit: William J. Clinton Presidential Library)
 2016: Sharing a mother-daughter moment before Hillary accepts the Democratic nomination

A lot has changed in the past two and a half decades. But the things we’re fighting for remain the same.

Stronger Together is not just a lesson from our history. It’s not just a slogan for our campaign. It’s a guiding principle for the country we’ve always been and the future we’re going to build. A country where the economy works for everyone, not just those at the top. Where you can get a good job and send your kids to a good school, no matter what zip code you live in. A country where all our children can dream, and those dreams are within reach. Where families are strong, communities are safe.
Hillary, July 28, 2016

Originally published at www.hillaryclinton.com