Hillary Clinton To Run In 2016

By on April 14, 2015
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Hillary Clinton To Run In 2016

Hillary Clinton has finally ended years of speculation about her plans for the Presidency. Late Sunday afternoon, Clinton launched her second campaign for president, asking voters to keep the Democrats in control of the White House for 12 straight years, a feat that has only occurred rarely in modern history.

Hillary Clinton, the first major Democrat to formally announce her candidacy, enters the 2016 presidential race as the front-runner for the party’s nomination, much as she was eight years ago.

Since her last run at the Oval Office she’s bolstered her résumé with a four-year stint as Secretary of State, while retaining a loyal network of fundraisers and supporters eager to see her make history by becoming the nation’s first female POTUS.

Her first obstacle and potential roadblock in campaigning will be to directly address the incident she was heavily involved in and has raised questions from Congress.
Congressional Republicans are examining a terrorist attack at a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans while Mrs. Clinton was the U.S.’s top diplomat. They also want to her to testify on Capitol Hill about her unusual practice of using a private email account to conduct her government business.
Even Democratic activists were unnerved by reports that the family’s charity—the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Hillary Clinton’s advisers say she will travel to four states holding early contests for the Democratic nomination: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Although she is running nearly 50 points ahead of her nearest potential rival for the nomination,

During her failed ‘08 bid, she was also running far ahead in early polling and perceived to be the “inevitable” nominee. President Obama quelled any thoughts of her coasting to victory with his surprising first-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

Hillary Clinton served as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Before her gig with Obama at the White House she was elected to the Senate twice from New York, which she adopted as a home state after being Bill Clinton’s first lady at the White House and in Arkansas. Mrs. Clinton is a supporter of Mr. Obama’s domestic policies but is seen as more aggressive than him on foreign diplomacy.

In a different strategy than her previous campaign, she will give fewer speeches to large crowds and spend more time mingling with small groups of voters in intimate settings such as private homes and coffee shops. Fewer campaign staff will join her on road trips, a move to decrease the size of her entourage, which made her seem like a distant figure to voters in the past.

Hillary Clinton’s popularity with voters has fluctuated in recent over the years. She enjoyed strong ratings during her time at the State Department. After leaving in early 2013, people’s image of her dipped. About 44% had a positive representation of her in a Wall Street Journal-NBC News survey last month, down 12 points from when she stepped down as Secretary of State.