Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee.
“I’m running for president,” she said with a smile near the end of a two-minute video released just after 3 p.m Eastern time.
“Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion,” Mrs. Clinton said. “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.”
The announcement came minutes after emails from John D. Podesta, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign chairman, alerting donors and longtime Clinton associates to her candidacy.
Some facts about the lady that you may not know:
– She started her political careers as a Republican
– She won a Grammy in 1997 for the audio version of her book “It Takes a Village”.
– She repeatedly refused Bill Clinton’s marriage proposals before agreeing.
– her first plans were to be an astronaut and a journalist.
Good Luck, Hilary!