Former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton On Sunday, April 12, 2015 officially confirmed her intention to seek the Democratic Party nomination to run for the office of President in 2016.
Speaking via a video released on her new campaign website, the former Senator announces that she was running for President.
Her words: “I’m running for president. Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the tideck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion so you can do more than just get by. You can get ahead and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong. So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote. Because it’s your time and I hope you’ll join me on this journey.”
Clinton – a former First Lady for the US and the state of Arkansas, during her husband, Bill’s tenure as President and Governor respectively – also spoke through her official Twitter page:
I'm running for president. Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. –H https://t.co/w8Hoe1pbtC
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 12, 2015
Her campaign manager, John Podesta also sent mails to voters telling them that Clinton was running for office, adding that she was heading to Iowa to meet with voters.