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Clinton promises not to run private e-mail server if elected president

It might not have the ring of "Read my lips: No new taxes," but Hillary Clinton is promising not to set up any new private e-mail servers if she's elected president.

Clinton's use of a private e-mail system while US secretary of state was revealed this year, causing controversy for the former First Lady and US senator as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination. In an interview with The Des Moines Register editorial board yesterday, an editor asked Clinton how she would promote transparency if elected president "in light of your private e-mail server."

"Well, you can count on me not to have a private e-mail server," Clinton said, drawing laughs from editors. In addition, Clinton said she'd like to have technology experts examine how government agencies can share more information with the public.

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