Hillary Clinton announces second bid for U.S Presidency
After two years of speculation
As expected by many, today former First Lady Hillary Clinton has confirmed her second bid for the U.S. presidency. The announcement comes after two years of coy evasion and strategic moves, including promoting the Clinton family's charitable foundation, giving various speeches and surreptitiously assembling a talented team of staff for the, now confirmed, 2016 presidency bid.
The 67-year-old former Secretary of State made the announcement on Sunday afternoon via a pre recorded video that focussed on everyday americans and family values. Clinton ushered in her announcement with the suggestion to all of her prospective voters; "You can do more than just get by, you can get ahead, and stay ahead."
Clinton's first attempt at heading the Democratic party was back in 2008 when she lost a costly battle to Barack Obama, who ultimately appointed her Secretary of State. As a former First Lady, having had an accomplished law career of her own and a prominent diplomatic career, Clinton is said to be the easy favourite for the democratic candidate. She will begin her campaign trail with stops in Iowa and New Hampshire and an official launch event next month.
Take a look at her campaign launches over the years in the videos below: