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Candy Crowley On Presidential Debate Duties: ‘I never knew I was in the running, or not in the running’

CNN’s Candy Crowley talks to the Los Angeles Times about being selected to moderate one of the Presidential debates this Fall. As we noted, Crowley is the first woman in 20 years to have the honor of moderating a Presidential debate.

“It was such a low-key call, I was at first thinking, ‘What is she saying?’ ” said Crowley, who was near Lake Michigan vacationing with her family. “I never knew I was in the running, or not in the running.”

As for the history:

“If this is something young women look at and say, ‘I can do this,’ I think, ‘Absolutely, you can do this,’ I am all for that,“ Crowley said Monday in some of her first remarks about the opportunity. “But I think, first, I am a journalist, and this is just an amazing opportunity as a journalist…. And I am a girl.”

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