On Sunday, former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton officially launched her 2nd presidential campaign. With her announcement, Clinton becomes the automatic frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
"She's committed to spending the next six to eight weeks in a 'ramp up' period where her team will start to build a nation-wide grassroots organization, and she will spend her time engaging directly with voters.
"In May, once her supporters in all 50 states are organized for house parties or to watch over live streams, Hillary will hold her first rally and deliver the speech to kick off her campaign," Clinton's campaign said in a press release.
The official announcement came first from longtime aide and campaign chairman John Podesta in an email to supporters on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after the announcement, the Clinton campaign released a short video.
"I'm getting ready to do something too. I'm running for President.
“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.
“Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion so you can do more than just get by, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong. So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote. Because it’s your time, and I hope you’ll join me on this journey," Clinton said in the video.