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In the video below released on her new campaign website, Clinton said that she was running.
Paige Lavender at the Huffington Post nicely covers Hillary Clinton's launch of her 2016 campaign with poll averages and in-depth background. And you can bet I'm looking forward to reconnecting with blogging friends from 08 to help elect our first woman president and shatter that glass ceiling once and for all!
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton officially announced that she would seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 on Sunday.
In a video released on her new campaign website, Clinton said that she was running.
"I'm running for president," Clinton says in the video. "Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck 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."
John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman, sent an email to supporters Sunday afternoon telling them that Clinton was running. Podesta said that Clinton was heading to Iowa to meet voters and that there would be a formal kickoff event next month.
Chelsea Clinton also tweeted her support shortly after the announcement: "Very proud of you, Mom!"
Clinton made history when she ran for president in 2008, becoming the first woman to win presidential primary races and nabbing a total of about 18 million votes. She suspended her campaign in June 2008 and urged voters to get behind now-President Barack Obama.