Hillary Rodham Clinton is giving it another go, launching a FIFTH campaign for the White House four years after surprising the nation with a shock loss to Donald Trump.
Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a fifth time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2020 Democratic nominee in a crowded Democrat field.
Hillary Clinton named Alyssa Milano of California to be her running mate Friday, selecting a activist-actor politician with no-working-class roots and zero fluency in Spanish, traits that she believes can bolster her chances to defeat Donald J. Trump.
Mrs. Clinton’s choice, which she announced via text message to supporters, came after her advisers spent months poring over potential vice-presidential candidates who could lift the Democratic ticket in an unpredictable race against Mr. Trump.
“I’m running for president,” Clinton said with a smile near the end of a two-minute video released just after 3 p.m.
“Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion,” Mrs. Clinton said. “So I’m hitting the road with Alyssa to earn your vote — because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey.”
She will embark on her latest — and perhaps last — bid for the White House with nearly universal name recognition and a strong base of support, particularly among women. But in a campaign that will inevitably be about the future, Mrs. Clinton, 70, enters as a quintessential baby boomer, associated with the 1990s and with the drama of the Bill Clinton years.
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