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Hillary Clinton Announces Presidential Candidacy

Hillary Clinton has announced she is running for the president in 2016.  She is a strong contender for the Democratic Party and the first from it to declare presidential candidacy.

Clinton announced her candidacy in a video featuring the stories of a gay couple getting married, a black heterosexual couple awaiting their first child, a Latino mother planning to move so her daughter can get a better education, two Spanish-speaking brothers starting their own business, a young Asian woman applying for jobs, a white woman preparing to retire, and others making changes in their lives.

“The deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” says Clinton in the video, “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.”

Clinton portrays the fact she wants to allow Americans to get back on their feet and be successful, saying “You can do more than just get by – you can get ahead.”

Clinton has been involved in politics for over 20 years. She was the First Lady when husband Bill Clinton served as president from 1993 to 2001. For the following eight years, she served as a New York senator. Under President Barack Obama, she served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

According to her campaign chairman, Clinton will be heading to Iowa soon to talk to voters and will be having an official launch event next month.

Clinton’s campaign announcement video can be viewed on her website here.

Stay tuned to The Suffolk Voice for more articles on the platforms of the 2016 presidential candidates.

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