Hillary Clinton announces 2016 presidential bid

Hillary Clinton last night confirmed that she will seek the presidency of the United States for the second time.

Clinton said she wanted to be the champion of the American people and wasted no time in launching her campaign website. Picture: AFP/Getty
Clinton said she wanted to be the champion of the American people and wasted no time in launching her campaign website. Picture: AFP/Getty

John Podesta, a top adviser to the former first lady and secretary of state, made her 2016 plans official with an email message sent to veterans of her first presidential campaign.

“I wanted to make sure you heard it first from me – it’s official: Hillary’s running for president,” the email said. It went on to say that Mrs Clinton will soon meet voters in Iowa and will host a formal “kick-off” event some time next month.