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Clinton will be the first Democratic presidential candidate to declare for the 2016 presidential election. (Photo: CSIS/flickr/cc)

Surprising No One, Hillary Clinton to Formally Announce Bid for Presidency on Sunday

The former Secretary of State will reportedly declare her second run for president on social media

Deirdre Fulton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, long presumed to be running for president in 2016, will reportedly make her aspirations official on Sunday.

According to the Guardian, the former first lady and Democratic senator from New York is scheduled to declare her second run for president on Twitter at noon eastern time on Sunday, "followed by a video and email announcement, then a series of conference calls mapping out a blitzkrieg tour beginning in Iowa and looking ahead to more early primary states."

In those calls with staff, supporters, and potential donors, Clinton will "outline the theme of the campaign, which will focus on middle-class pocketbook economics and her role as a gender trailblazer," Politico adds.

And the New York Times reports:

A fresh epilogue to Mrs. Clinton’s 2014 memoir, “Hard Choices,” posted on The Huffington Post Friday morning, signaled a number of elements of what is very likely to be a familiar feature of her fresh campaign message: evoking her new status as a grandmother to talk about creating opportunities for all Americans.

The Hill notes:

In 2008, Clinton's loss in Iowa to then-Sen. Barack Obama was the first crack in her wall of invincibility. By likely kicking off her campaign with an appearance in Iowa, Clinton will hope to improve her fortunes for the 2016 Iowa caucuses.

Republican Senator Marco Rubio, of Florida, is expected to announce his candidacy in Miami on Monday, but the Guardian predicted his declaration is "almost certain to be overshadowed by Clinton’s tour of Iowa and beyond."

For those curious about Robby Mook, the man designated as Clinton's campaign manager, Mother Jones just published this profile of the Democratic operative, who got his start running Howard Dean's campaign in 2004.


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