Hillary Clinton is running for president for the second time, a top adviser announced via email to supporters Sunday, ending two years of speculation and flirtations with a campaign that had seemed preordained.
The announcement came about 3 p.m. in an email from campaign chairman John Podesta to donors and other supporters of the former first lady.
“I wanted to make sure you heard it first from me – it’s official: Hillary’s running for president,” the email reads. It also says that Clinton will visit Iowa and other states with early nominating contests soon, and will host a formal kickoff event next month.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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This is an interesting turn of events. Almost sounds like Hillary wants to retire and play with any grandkids that come along. Hillary was asked a number of questions about her future political aspirations and the answer to everything was no.