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Hillary Clinton to announce US presidential bid Sunday

Former Secretary of State expected to make announcement via social media.

10.04.2015
Hillary Clinton to announce US presidential bid Sunday

NEW YORK

Hillary Rodham Clinton will formally announce her much anticipated presidential campaign on Sunday, according to U.S. media reports.

The statement is expected to be made via social media and a video, with a campaign event planned in the state of Iowa early next week, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing Democratic strategists and advisers close to the former first lady.

Clinton has not yet finalized all aspects of her announcement plan, the daily said.

During her campaign, Clinton is expected to hold small discussion events with voters instead of large rallies and extended announcement speeches like that of some of her Republican rivals, the Post said.

She is considered the strongest contender for the Democratic Party in the 2016 presidential race and will be the first major Democrat to announce a campaign for the 2016 race. She lost the party’s nomination to Barack Obama in 2008.

Two Republicans, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, have formally announced their bids.

Clinton served as a politically-active first lady during the 1993-2001 administration of her husband, Bill Clinton, and secretary of state in Obama’s administration from 2009 - 2013.

She recently faced broad criticism when it was revealed she did not have a government e-mail address during her tenure at the State Department.

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