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Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign

Sun, April 12, 2015 3:02pm EDT by 6 Comments

She’s in! Hillary Clinton announced on April 12 that she WILL run for President of the United States in 2016! Click to WATCH her announcement video!

After months of speculation, Hillary Clinton, 67, has confirmed that she’s running for president in 2016! The former Secretary of State, New York senator and First Lady announced on April 12 that she’ll seek the Democratic nomination for president next year.

Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Announcement: She’s Running In 2016

Hillary announced her candidacy for the Oval Office in 2016 on April 12. The big reveal was made in emails from John Podesta, Hillary’s campaign chairman, to donors and supporters, according to the New York Times.

Soon after the news broke, Hillary released an announcement video on YouTube titled “Getting Started.” The video featured everyday Americans getting ready for changes in their lives.

“I’m getting ready to do something, too!” Hillary says in the video. “I’m running for president.”

She also tweeted to her 3.2 million followers the message below:

Hillary’s announcement confirmed suspicions that the former Secretary of State was gearing up for a presidential run after President Barack Obama, 53, completes his second term. She’s the first big name to enter the Democratic race, while Republican senators, Ted Cruz, 44, and Rand Paul, 52, have also announced their candidacies.

Hillary Clinton: A Political History

Hillary became a national public figure after her husband, Bill Clinton, 68, was elected as the President of the United States in 1992. Hillary was the first ever First Lady to hold a postgraduate degree and to have her own professional career prior to entering the White House.

She was an active participant in Bill’s administration but that was just the beginning. In 2000, Clinton was successfully elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, representing New York until 2009. After her 2008 presidential campaign failed to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination, going instead to Senator Barack Obama, she returned to her Senate duties. In 2009, she was appointed the United States Secretary of State, a position she proudly served until 2013.

What do you think about Hillary’s announcement, HollywoodLifers?

— Jason Brow