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Hillary Clinton Makes Speech On Women's Issues Which Could Teach Mail On Sunday A Thing Or Two

20/07/2015 13:56 BST | Updated 20/07/2015 14:59 BST

Hillary Clinton is teaching the Mail On Sunday a thing or two about women's issues.

A long standing advocate for women's rights, she passionately declared her commitment at the Arkansas Democrats dinner and said: "I'm going to keep going... I'm going to keep fighting for equal pay for equal work."

The Sunday tabloid was branded sexist when Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall was asked how much she weighed by journalist Simon Walters. She responded by telling him to "f**k off".

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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Democratic Party of Arkansas Jefferson Jackson dinner in North Little Rock, Ark., Saturday, July 18, 2015.

The presidential candidate's speech began: "I know that when I talk about this, some people are going to think 'there she goes again with the women's issues'... well I am going to keep going, I believe it's so important for all of us"

"When women get ahead families get ahead and then America gets ahead...

"You know, paid leave, earned sick days, child care, these aren't women's issues, they're family issues, they're economic issues, they're American issues."

Clinton, returning to Arkansas where she began her political ascent, also drew critique of Republican policies denouncing them as "the party of the past".

She also hit out at the businessman and reality TV star, Donald Trump. Last week Clinton attacked the millionaire's stance on immigration.

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The 67-year-old democratic candidate continues to hold a comfortable lead over rival Bernie Sanders. Among likely voters in the primary, CNN reports that 59% picked Clinton and 19% backed Sanders.

Clinton has also been vocal on women's rights on Twitter, supporting the 167th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, a milestone for equality: