Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign

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Hillary for America
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CampaignU.S. presidential election 2016
CandidateHillary Clinton
Secretary of State (2009–2013)
Tim Kaine
United States senator of Virginia (since 2013)
AffiliationDemocratic Party
StatusAnnounced: April 12, 2015
Official launch: June 13, 2015
Lost election: November 9, 2016
Headquarters1 Pierremont Plaza
Brooklyn, New York[1]
Key peopleJohn Podesta (chairman)
Huma Abedin (vice chairwoman)
Robby Mook (manager)
Joel Benenson (chief strategist)
Jim Margolis (media strategist)
Jennifer Palmieri (communications director)
Stephanie Hannon (technology)
Amanda Renteria (national political director)
Marc Elias (general counsel)
Nick Merrill (traveling spokesman)
ReceiptsUS$47,549,949 (2015-06-30[2])
SloganHillary for America
Website
www.HillaryClinton.com

The 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, the 67th Secretary of State, former First Lady, and former United States Senator from New York, was announced via a YouTube video on April 12, 2015.[3] A presidential candidate in 2008, her candidacy in the 2016 election is her second bid for the presidency. She was widely seen as the front runner for the Democratic nomination, although she faced several challengers, especially Bernie Sanders.[4][5]

On November 9, 2016, after the presidential election, Hillary Clinton had lost to Donald Trump at the U.S. Electoral College.

Background[change | change source]

Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic primary in New Hampshire.

According to nationwide opinion polls in early 2015, Clinton was the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.[6][7] She did face other several primary election challengers.[4][5] A Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll in mid-August 2015 showed Senator Bernie Sanders with a 44-37 lead over Clinton in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.[8] And, in August 2015, Vice President Joe Biden was reported to be seriously considering a possible challenge to Clinton.[9]

On July 22, 2016, Clinton announced Virginia United States senator Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Announcement[change | change source]

The Clinton campaign had planned a delayed announcement, possibly as late as July 2015.[10][11][12] Her team decided to make the announcement earlier because of publicity about Clinton's use of a private email server while Secretary of State.[13] Clinton made her official announcement on the following Sunday, April 12, 2015.[14][15]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hillary signs 2016 campaign HQ lease in New York". Washington Examiner. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  2. "Candidate (P00003392) Summary Reports – 2016 Cycle". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  3. Hillary Clinton (12 April 2015). "Getting Started - Hillary Clinton" – via YouTube.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "2016 Polls Show Clinton Leads in Key States, GOP Field Wide Open". NBC News. February 15, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Despite Sustaining Hits, Hillary Clinton Remains 'Formidable' in 2016 NBC/WSJ Poll". NBC News. May 4, 2015. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  6. Miller, Jake (January 29, 2013). "Is Hillary Clinton closing the door on politics?". CBS News.
  7. Holland, Steve (January 16, 2013). "Hillary Clinton leaving world stage, but for how long?". Reuters.
  8. Brett LoGiurato - "Bernie Sanders surges ahead of Hillary Clinton in Stunning New 2016 Poll", Business Insider, August 12, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-12
  9. Jonathan Martin and Amy Chozickaug - "Joe Biden Wades Further Into ’16 Bid", New York Times, August 13, 2015.
  10. "Why Hillary Clinton will make 2016 announcement in July". CBS News.
  11. "Why Hillary Clinton will make 2016 announcement in July". CBS News. January 29, 2015.
  12. "How Long Can Hillary Clinton Wait to Announce?". Bloomberg.
  13. "Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes?". Miami Herald.
  14. "Hillary Clinton 'to announce 2016 presidential campaign'". BBC News. April 10, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  15. Haberman, Maggie; Chozick, Amy (April 10, 2015). "Hillary Clinton to Announce 2016 Run for President on Sunday". New York Times.

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