After two years of speculation, Hillary Clinton announced she will run for President of the United States in 2016 via a YouTube video.
“I’m getting ready to do something too,” Clinton announced in a YouTube video entitled “Getting Started.” “I’m running for President. Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion. 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 ran against current President, Barack Obama, for the 2008 Democratic nomination and eventually conceded in June of 2008. She then served as a member of Obama’s cabinet from 2009 through 2013 as Secretary of State. The former First Lady can count Obama as one of her early supporters.
“She was a great supporter of mine in the general election,” President Obama told The Guardian when asked about Clinton’s potential run. “She was an outstanding secretary of state. She is my friend. I think she would be an excellent president.”
Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time a Clinton occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Bill Clintonserved as the nation’s 42nd President during two terms covering 1993 through 2001.
You can view Hillary Clinton’s announcement video below.
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