Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton Will Run for President in 2016, Top Aide Says

Hillary Rodham Clinton will seek the presidency for a second time, her advisers said Sunday, ending two years of speculation and coy denials and immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee.

The announcement came in emails from John Podesta, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign chairman, to donors and others.

The announcement effectively began what could be one of the least contested races, without an incumbent, for the Democratic presidential nomination in recent history — a stark contrast to the 2008 primaries, when Mrs. Clinton, the early front-runner, ended up in a long and expensive battle won by Barack Obama. It could also be the first time a woman captures a major party’s nomination.

Regardless of the outcome, Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign will open a new chapter in the extraordinary life of a public figure who has captivated and polarized the country since her husband, former President Bill Clinton, declared his intention to run for president in 1991. Mrs. Clinton was the co-star of the Clinton administration, the only first lady ever elected to the United States Senate and a globe-trotting diplomat who surprised her party by serving dutifully under the president who defeated her.

More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/us/politics/hillary-clinton-2016-presidential-campaign.html

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