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Hillary set to announce bid for White House

The former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will announce, this Sunday, her candidacy for the presidential nomination race in 2016, according to sources close to her campaign.

The former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will announce, this Sunday, her candidacy for the presidential nomination race in 2016, according to sources close to her campaign.  

Hillary Clinton is considered the clear frontrunner to win the Democratic Party’s nomination, although she may face stiff competition.

The former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will announce, this Sunday, her candidacy for the presidential nomination race in 2016, according to sources close to her campaign here.

Speculation on when and how Ms. Clinton would unveil her intentions in this regard have reached fever pitch in Washington and across the nation, even as several prominent Republicans such as Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky have thrown their hat in the ring and set the clock ticking.

A wide range of U.S. media here quoted sources in the Democratic Party telling them that Ms. Clinton was planning to officially launch her campaign over the weekend, while en route to Iowa, making this her second run for the White House.

Hillary’s road to presidency may be a bumpy one

On Saturday, reports in the U.S. media, including in The Guardian, said that the former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will announce her bid for the White House on Twitter at noon EST on Sunday, and this may be followed by a video and email announcement, and conference calls that will outline a “blitzkrieg tour” from Iowa to other early primary States.

Ms. Clinton is considered the clear frontrunner to win the Democratic Party’s nomination, although she may face stiff competition should Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Maryland’s former Governor Martin O’Malley join the race. Even if she were to win the primaries, Ms. Clinton’s path to the presidency may still be a bumpy one.

E-mail fiasco

She faced widespread criticism from across the aisle last month when she had to respond to a congressional subpoena for her e-mails and documents related to Libya, including the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed the American ambassador and three other American personnel there.

Both her use of a private email address couched within a personal server run out of her home in Chappaqua , New York, as well as her responses to allegations of mishandling embassy security and the Benghazi crisis aftermath have given her political detractors reams of ammunition that could potentially be used to hurt her campaign.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll this week, public mistrust continues to linger upon Ms. Clinton’s use of a private email address, and it suggested that her ratings figures had fallen narrowly behind Republican Party hopeful Rand Paul’s.

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