Clinton to heckler: 'You are very rude'

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Clinton to Heckler: "You Are Very Rude"

(Reuters) -- U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton swiftly shut down a heckler on Sunday during a town hall event in Derry, New Hampshire.

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The woman, who later identified herself as Republican New Hampshire State Representative Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien, repeatedly stood up and yelled, but Clinton refused to take her question.

"You are very rude and I'm not going to ever call on you," Clinton told her.

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The response earned her enthusiastic applause as well as a standing ovation by several in the audience of about 750 people.

See photos from Clinton's town hall event on Sunday:

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a question during a town hall style campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, greets people in the audience as she arrives at a town hall style campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Marilyn Brennan, front, and Kathy Boselli, center, both of Bedford, N.H., hold placards and talk during a town hall style campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses an audience during a town hall campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses an audience during a town hall style campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
People applaud during a town hall campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses an audience during a town hall style campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall meeting at Keene High School in Keene, New Hampshire, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Saturday said she will unveil proposals this month that will go beyond the Buffett Rule to raise the effective tax rates paid by the wealthiest Americans. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Women in the audience at a town hall campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton use their mobile devices during the event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses an audience during a town hall campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, smiles while being introduced during a town hall meeting at Keene High School in Keene, New Hampshire, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Saturday said she will unveil proposals this month that will go beyond the Buffett Rule to raise the effective tax rates paid by the wealthiest Americans. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, greets members of the International Red Star Twirlers, from Derry, N.H., left, at the conclusion of a town hall style campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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O'Brien, who represents the town of Derry, later told reporters that she was attempting to askClinton about her husband, Bill Clinton's conduct toward women.

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It is not clear if the presidential candidate was able to hear what she was saying.

On Monday, Bill Clinton is due to join his wife in the state to campaign on her behalf.

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