December 7, 2007 in Nation/World

Gennifer Flowers may pick Clinton

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LAS VEGAS – The one-time other woman in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s life says she’s considering casting her vote for the former first lady.

“I can’t help but want to support my own gender, and she’s as experienced as any of the others – except maybe Joe Biden,” Gennifer Flowers said in a recent interview.

Flowers said she is still undecided, supports abortion rights and has long wanted to see a woman in the White House.

“I would love to see a woman president, I just didn’t think it would be her,” Flowers said.

In the 1992 presidential race, the former television reporter claimed to have had a 12-year affair with then-candidate and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. Clinton initially denied the allegation, but later, during his deposition in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case, acknowledged a single sexual encounter with Flowers.

The 57-year-old lounge singer says she plans to stay far away from presidential politics.

That’s not to say she isn’t watching the race closely.

Democratic Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, she said, is “smart, sexy and experienced.” Mitt Romney is also on her short list.


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