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Clinton announces she is running for president

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 03:23

She's been Secretary of State, a senator, and the First Lady -- now Hillary Clinton is looking to add one more job to her resume -- President of the United States. Deborah Gembara reports.

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She's been hinting at it for months. SOUNDBITE: FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYING: "Don't you someday want to see a woman president of the United States of America?" "It's true. I have been thinking about it." On Sunday, Hillary Clinton made it official . She's running for president of the United States. "I'm running for President" This isn't her first attempt at the White House. SOUNDBITE: FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYING: "What we need in our next president is someone who deeply believes in the American dream, who is a product of that dream." SOUNDBITE: FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYING: "It did take a Clinton to clean after the first Bush and I think it might take another one to clean up after the second Bush." Clinton is returning to the campaign trail seven years after losing her party's nomination to Barack Obama. She began that race much like this one as the front runner - although this time, strategists like Bradley Blakeman say she isn't taking any chances. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bradley Blakeman saying: "I think she's going to talk to women primarily. I think she's going to say how historic this is, it's time for woman, wouldn't it be great to have a woman? And I think that's going to be her mantra and talking about everybody having a seat at the table, bringing up the middle class." This direct appeal to women is a sharp change from her approach in 2008. Clinton's path to political office began on the sidelines, as the wife to then Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton who would go onto serve two terms in the White House. From the beginning, it was clear, Clinton wasn't your typical political spouse. In 2000, First Lady Hillary Clinton stepped out from her husband's shadow to make a name for herself as the junior senator from New York Clinton. By 2008, Clinton, now a failed presidential candidate, was ready to consider her former rival's offer to make her the top U.S. diplomat. As Secretary of State, Clinton navigated the often dicey waters of foreign affairs and saw her approval ratings soar, reaching 66 percent in 2010. After more than 20 years on the national stage, Clinton's detractors and supporters are many. Ahead of her announcement, Republicans released this commercial. Clinton heads into the 2016 White House race as one of the most recognizable public figures in the world, a blade which Clinton knows all too well -- can cut both ways.

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Clinton announces she is running for president

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 03:23