House and Senate Democrats pitched their national priorities to Hillary Rodham Clinton during her Capitol Hill visit, but one Democrat was able to shore up Clinton's support on an issue close to home: District of Columbia statehood.
But according to Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., the former secretary of State and New York senator told her she's all in on a more local issue. “I have always been with you, Eleanor. Of course I support D.C. statehood,” Clinton told Norton, according to a statement from the District's congressional representative. Norton said Wednesday she hoped Clinton's support for statehood "will encourage the far greater activism on statehood we are seeking in the city.”