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Long before she began a career in politics, Hillary Clinton had another ambition.

"When I was in junior high school, I wanted to be a journalist," she told Snapchat's Peter Hamby in an interview as part of the platform's "Good Luck, America" series. 

"I had a column in the junior high newspaper," she noted.

"You had hot takes?" Hamby asked.

"The food, whether people would eat it or not. Those kind of things," she joked.

The new episode explores both Clinton's and Donald Trump's path toward their nominations for president. Trump did not agree to an interview.

Clinton notes that when she attended college at Wellesley, "I showed up as a Republican."

"But then I began to really read and study. I realized I identified more with Democrats," she said.

A friend tells Hamby that Clinton often dated smart boys who were also "jocks."

"I went to lots of dances," Clinton said. "We called them mixers in those days," she informed the no-doubt intended audience of millennials. 

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