Hillary Clinton, hungry for White House, launches Clinton 2.0
Hillary Clinton today announced her White House candidacy, empowering her to parry Republican attacks as she seeks to become the United States’ first female president, Hype Life Maagzine has learned.
The 67-year-old former New York senator and Democratic party leader, a favorite among members and supporters of the group and wife of former President Bill Clinton, announced the news on her website — HillaryClinton.com and her Twitter on Sunday (April 12) amid an ongoing controversy over her use of personal emails while she served as Secretary of State.
Seven years after her bitter nomination defeat to Barack Obama, the former secretary of state and one-time first lady would enter the race as the Democratic Party’s overwhelming favorite, as Clinton and her rivals gird for a bruising 18-month campaign.
In a video message posted on her website, Hillary appears in person, wearing a navy blazer over a bright red top, paired with a gold necklace and matching earrings, after several people, including a pregnant woman and her partner, are shown expressing their hopes and plans for the future.
Hillary had said in September that she was thinking about a presidential bid but had not yet made a decision about it. Earlier this month, The New York Times reported she had leased two floors of office space in Brooklyn that would serve as her campaign headquarters.
Her announcement comes amid an ongoing controversy over her use of a personal email account for business purposes while she served as secretary of state under Obama between 2009 and 2013.
Clinton is the third confirmed official who has announced a presidential bid in the 2016 election.
The first was Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz. The 44-year-old revealed his intent to run last month, on Twitter.
Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who announced his own 2016 presidential bid last week, on his campaign website was the second. The 52-year-old was among the strongest critics of Hillary’s handling of Benghazi, citing what he said was her “failure” to provide the U.S. officials with adequate security.