Posted May 15, 2020 10:04:01 Health care assistant Hillary Clinton, who has spent decades in public service, has announced she will run for president.
Clinton is not only the first female presidential candidate to seek the White House but she is also the first woman to run for the US Senate in her home state of New York.
Clinton will make her first campaign announcement on Tuesday, May 15.
Clinton’s political campaign was announced in a statement from her campaign chair, Kamala Harris, that read: I am running for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.
This is an incredible opportunity for the country.
As a first-time candidate, I’m eager to show Americans the kinds of bold ideas that have won me respect and admiration over the years.
I am thrilled to join the fight for affordable and accessible healthcare, and I will fight for a world where we treat every human life with dignity.
Clinton, who is 74, is the first person to serve as secretary of state, the US ambassador to China and the first senator to represent New York’s 13th congressional district.
In 2017, she became the first Democrat to be elected to Congress.
Clinton’s decision to run in 2020 comes just days after Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his plans to seek reelection in 2020.
Sanders, a Vermont independent, has spent the last six years in the Senate, where he has won two consecutive terms.