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Dee Dee Myers speaks at Saratoga Springs forum

"They woke up on Wednesday and didn't have a strategy," said Myers. She also said she didn't expect Barack Obama to offer Clinton the vice presidential slot, saying he shouldn't rely on bringing her onto the ticket to win over her supporters.

"To make a really calculated choice would send the wrong message to the country," she said.

The event brought in $10,000 in registration fees, which KeyBank donated to the Saratoga Hospital to support their women's health programs. KeyBank also extended an oath to lend $2 billion to women-owned businesses in the Capital District in the next three years on top of $1 billion they have already loaned.

One of the businesswomen in the audience was Nicole Casey, a human resources administrator who said she was very impressed with Myers' speech.

"It was very inspiring for me as a woman," she said. "I think we have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go. Events like this help us face those challenges.""

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