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AP: Hillary DID Tip That Waitress

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AP: Hillary DID Tip That Waitress

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Let the record show: Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign knows how to leave a good tip.

The Democratic front-runner's tipping skills were called into question Thursday, after National Public Radio aired an interview with an Iowa waitress who served a sandwich to Clinton during a campaign visit last month.

Anita Esterday waited on the New York senator and her entourage at a Maid-Rite restaurant in Toledo, Iowa. Esterday posed for photos with Clinton and shared her plight as a single mother forced to work two jobs just to make ends meet.

Clinton later incorporated Esterday's story into her campaign stump speech. Pictures of their meeting appeared in newspapers and on TV newscasts.

In the NPR interview, Esterday said that while she had enjoyed meeting Clinton, she hadn't gotten much out of her 15-minutes of fame.

"I mean, nobody got left a tip that day," Esterday said, adding "I don't think she understood at all what I was saying. …

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