Hillary Clinton has told donors she is to run for US president and seek the Democratic nomination.
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.
Minutes later, Mrs Clinton announced the details on her campaign website.
She said in a video, uploaded to her new campaign website, that “everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion”.
She said: “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 favour 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.”
Her daughter Chelsea tweeted: “Very proud of you Mom! @HillaryClinton.” .. see more