Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended the suspense on Sunday afternoon, announcing that she will seek the White House in 2016.
“I’m running for president,” said Clinton, a Democrat who would become the nation’s first female commander-in-chief.
“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” she continued in a clear appeal to the progressive wing of her party, which includes many people clamoring for Senator Elizabeth Warren to enter the race. “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. You can do more than just get by. You can get ahead, and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong.”
Clinton said she is ”hitting the road to earn your vote” and her first stops on will be in Iowa, the state where she came in third in the 2008 caucuses. On Tuesday, she’ll participate in a roundtable at Jones County Regional Center of Kirkwood Community College, in the northeast corner of the state. On Wednesday, she’ll visit Capital City Fruit, just outside Des Moines. She’ll also meet with elected officials, community leaders, activists and others while in the state. She’s then expected to head to New Hampshire and South Carolina. – Bloomberg.com