Clinton, who begins the 2016 presidential race as a commanding Democratic front runner, announced her interest with a video posted on her new website on Sunday in which she said the economic deck was still stacked for those at the top.
“Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion,” she said in the video. “So you can do more than just get by, you can get ahead. And stay ahead.”
Clinton, who lost a bruising Democratic nominating battle to Barack Obama in 2008, said in a tweet that she would be traveling to Iowa, the state that holds the kickoff contest in the parties’ nominating process in early 2016.
Clinton’s campaign will emphasise her plans to address economic inequality and will tout the historic nature of her effort to become the first woman U.S. president, aides said.
The announcement video on her website featured Americans talking about their futures, and an image of Clinton holding a paper coffee cup at a table with a couple of elderly people.
Clinton is then seen listening to voters before the video cuts to her speaking outside a home. “I’m getting ready to do something too, I’m running for president,” she says, before emphasising to voters that it is “your time.”
“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” she said.
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