Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOvernight Cybersecurity: Trump tweetstorm on Russia probe | White House reportedly pushing to weaken sanctions bill | Podesta to testify before House Intel OPINION: Trump’s bluff: Perfectly legal Trump supporter buys billboard slamming ABC News over Russia scandal coverage MORE on Thursday compared the presidential election to the Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series victory in a nod to the possibility that she’ll be the country's first female president.

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At a rally in Greenville, N.C., the Democratic presidential nominee said she held a rally Wednesday night in the traditionally red state of Arizona with tens of thousands of people, but it was the final World Series game that made her nervous.

Clinton, who grew up in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Ill., recounted watching games with her father and visiting Wrigley Field while growing up. The Cubs hadn't won a World Series in 108 years.

“I was a little anxious because the Cubs were in the World Series,” Clinton said of her feelings Wednesday night. “It’s been a long time, 108 years to win a championship and make history, so last night was very special on lots of fronts.”

“And who knows, maybe we’ll see even more history made in a few days,” she added, to huge applause.
 
Clinton went on to note that the last time the Cub won a World Series, women weren’t allowed to vote. “I think women are making up for it in this election,” she said with a smile.
 
Clinton has been campaigning in North Carolina as polls tighten both nationally and in several battleground states. Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Cybersecurity: Trump tweetstorm on Russia probe | White House reportedly pushing to weaken sanctions bill | Podesta to testify before House Intel OPINION: Trump’s bluff: Perfectly legal Will Republicans stand up to the NRA's insurrection rhetoric? MORE has a razor-thin edge in the Tar Heel State, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average, but the race is essentially in a dead heat.