Hillary Clinton: The Lucky Charms That Bill Gave Me – And Their Special Meaning
Hillary Clinton is not just gathering up votes on the campaign trail, she’s collecting – and carrying with her – the little lucky charms that supporters press into her hand along the rope lines at her rallies.
“People give me all kinds of charms, mementos that are important to them and I do keep them with me,” the Democratic presidential candidate tells PEOPLE in an interview.
“I have a bracelet that Bill gave me with a baby picture of Charlotte, which she loves to point at and say ‘Baby!’ ” says Clinton of her meaningful jewelry, by Monica Rich Kosann. Then there’s the locket her husband gave her for their 40th wedding anniversary last October. And another gold necklace she wears all the time “because it’s got more pictures of Charlotte.”
For more of our exclusive interview with Clinton and her daughter Chelsea, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE Friday and watch the full video below.
“So I carry my own personal talismans around with me,” Clinton says. “But then I also carry around things that people have pressed into my hand that are important to them – a rosary, a medal, a Purple Heart medal, a prayer ring, a knitted cross, an evil eye to ward off an evil eye.”
“I get so much love and support from people that I meet for the first time and I try to remember that too.”
“This is just for life luck,” says Chelsea, “though I certainly hope that transfers to my mom.”