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Here are just a few of the ways Hillary Clinton has defined herself as a progressive tonight.

After days of feisty back-and-forth with Bernie Sanders, Clinton arrived at the debate tonight ready to defend her record and fully prepared to define the word “progressive” her way. And she wasn’t about to let it go once she started, repetition be damned. A small sampling from just the first hour: 

  • “Well, let me start by saying that Senator Sanders and I share some very big progressive goals.”
  • “A progressive is someone who makes progress. That’s what I intend to do.”
  • “I am a progressive who gets things done. And the root of that word, progressive, is progress.”
  • “In the very first debate I was asked, am I a moderate or a progressive, and I said I’m a progressive who likes to get things done.”
  • “I don’t think it was particularly progressive [for Senator Sanders] to vote against the Brady Bill five times.”

And in the unlikely event that the point might elude someone, Clinton’s campaign tweeted this earlier in the evening: