WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, announcing her much-awaited second campaign for the White House. “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion,” she said.
As she did in 2007, Clinton began her campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination with a video. But rather than follow it with a splashy rally, she instead plans to head to the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, looking to connect with voters directly at coffee shops, day care centers and some private homes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — If Marco Rubio launches his presidential campaign as expected Monday, the first-term Republican senator from Florida may have to answer this simple question. Why now?
The 43-year-old Rubio, a rising star on Capitol Hill, could wait four more years, even eight, and still be a relatively young candidate.
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — who is also a former New York senator and first lady — has officially embarked on her latest bid for president.
Clinton opted to use social media to launch her 2016 campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, releasing a video online Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton ended months of speculation and launched her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a flashy kickoff rally in favor of conversations with voters about the economic needs of middle class families and the next generation.
Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state who lost the 2008 nomination to Barack Obama, will begin this time by courting voters in living rooms and cafes in early voting states. If victorious in 2016, she would become the nation’s first female president.
The first official word of her candidacy came in a video posted on her website. She will then turn to states such as Iowa and New Hampshire, looking to connect directly with voters in small, intimate settings.
The people familiar with her plans spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss them publicly.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul launched his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday with a combative challenge both to Washington and his fellow Republicans, cataloguing a lengthy list of what ails America and pledging to “take our country back.”
Paul’s fiery message, delivered in his home state of Kentucky before he flew to four early-nominating states, was designed to broaden his appeal outside of the typical GOP coalition as well as motivate supporters of his father’s two unsuccessful bids for the Republican presidential nomination.
In a 26-minute speech that eviscerated “the Washington machine,” he spared neither Republican nor Democrat as he attempted to tap into Americans’ deep frustrations with their government.
“I worry that the opportunity and hope are slipping away for our sons and daughters,” the tea party favorite said. “As I watch our once-great economy collapse under mounting spending and debt, I think, ‘What kind of America will our grandchildren see?'”
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama used to say 2012 was his last election. Then, in 2014, he hit the road for some Democrats in friendly states and called it his last campaign. Now, like it or not, he can’t shake 2016.
Whether it’s Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails, Gov. Scott Walker’s union fight in Wisconsin, Jeb Bush and immigration or Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Iran, Obama is one way or another connected to the presidential aspirations of others.
Republican sources are saying that the former president and former first lady Laura Bush are the special guests scheduled to appear with the former Florida governor, who is expected to announce in the coming weeks his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
“Anything that I do, you know I’m from Kentucky, will be in Kentucky,” Paul told reporters following a speech in Louisville on Friday.
“I think it’s because they haven’t met me yet,” O’Malley said.
The former Maryland governor spent part of the weekend campaigning in Iowa, where certain Democrats have a strong desire for an alternative to likely candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, who would enter the race for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination as the dominant front-runner.