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Hillary Clinton could be the first female President of the United States.

Hillary Clinton has officially announced her White House bid.

The former first lady is in the running to be America’s next President of the United States.

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Overnight the news first came that Hillary Clinton had officially declared she will run for President of the United States  via an email from John Podesta, a top Clinton advisor and a loyalist.

CNBC reports that Podesta’s email went to Democratic supporters saying”I wanted to make sure you heard it first from me – it’s official: Hillary’s running for president.”

The 67-year-old former secretary of state then followed it up about 45 minutes later with a video announcement titled “Getting Started” which showed American families – including ( joyously) a same sex couple, and mothers returning to work .

She said “Every day Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion.”

I am hitting the road to get your vote. It is your time and I hope you will join me on that journey.”

Her daughter Chelsea Clinton congratulated her mum.

In her 2008 presidential run, the former first lady lost to Barack Obama, who used social media widely for publicity and fundraising.

Being married to Bill Clinton, the 42nd US President between 1993 and 2001, Ms Clinton knows a thing or two about the role.

Hillary Clinton for President
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Ms Clinton is the first Democratic presidential candidate to declare for the 2016 presidential election, and is widely considered to be the party’s front-runner.

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President Obama cannot be re-elected due to a constitutional amendment that stipulates presidents can only serve two terms in office.

Mrs Clinton is the third officially declared candidate for president – and the first Democrat. Republican senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have already announced. Florida senator Marco Rubio is expected to launch his campaign on Monday evening in Miami.

She is the first Democrat to throw her hat in the race but faces potential challenges from Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland, as well as the former Virginia senator Jim Webb.

The New York Times reports that she will send out a message that highlights issues that resonate with women including a higher minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, early childhood education, and affordable child care.

With 577 days remaining before Election Day its a long campaign expecting to cost her $2.5 billion.

We look forward to a successful 577 days.

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