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Hillary Clinton says she’s running for president in 2016

/ 03:35 AM April 13, 2015
Supporters listen to a speech during the Last Hillary Clinton Rally in New York, Saturday, April 11, 2015.  AP PHOTO/CRAIG RUTTLE

Supporters listen to a speech during the Last Hillary Clinton Rally in New York, Saturday, April 11, 2015. AP PHOTO/CRAIG RUTTLE

WASHINGTON—Hillary Rodham Clinton says she’s running for president.

The former first lady and secretary of state made her 2016 plans official on her campaign website Sunday.

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She says in a video that “everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion.”

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Clinton is aiming to be the first female president.

Clinton enters the Democratic primaries in a strong position to succeed her 2008 rival, President Barack Obama.

Following Sunday’s announcement, she’s expected to travel soon to early voting states, including Iowa and New Hampshire.–Ken Thomas

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