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Clinton didn't make history in 2016. Donald Trump's campaign manager did — here's why

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump along with his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway acknowledge the crowd during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

For nearly two years, Hillary Clinton was lauded by Democrats as a history maker for her potential to be the first woman elected president. She promised voters she would finally break the "glass ceiling."

However, Clinton lost — again, just like she did to then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008.

But there's one woman who made history this election that no one is talking about. Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager, made history this year after she became the first woman to successful run a winning presidential campaign.

"She didn't break the glass ceiling. I did," Conway was reported to say following President-elect Donald Trump's decisive win over Clinton.

Conway was Trump's third campaign manager, taking the reigns from Paul Manafort and Corey Lewandowski. Prior to her promotion, she was a senior adviser to the billionaire businessman.

But for Conway, who acknowledges she's in a male-dominated industry, it wasn't her gender that set her apart or made her successful, it was her winningness to work hard.

"I wasn't hired because of my gender. But it's a special responsibility," she told CNN in October. "I want to do right, apart from my gender — I want to do right as a campaign manager."

She added in a previous interview with the New Yorker, "I tell people all the time, 'Don’t be fooled, because I am a man by day.'"

In addition to making history as the first woman to win a presidential campaign as campaign manager, Conway could potentially break another glass ceiling: by becoming the first woman to be chief of staff to a sitting U.S. president.

According to multiple reports this week, Trump is considering Conway, Lewandowski and RNC chairman Reince Priebus for the position.

One last thing…
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