Putting to rest the worst kept secret in Washington, campaign chairman John Podesta on Sunday confirmed in an email to donors and supporters that Hillary Clinton is making a second run at the White House.
"It's official: Hillary's running for president," the email reads.
Clinton herself confirmed the news shortly thereafter with the release of her first campaign ad.
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"I'm hitting the road to earn your vote," she says in the spot, "because it's your time, and I hope you'll join me on this journey."
Far and away the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination — polls regularly show her leading hypothetical competitors by roughly 50 percentage points — Clinton would if elected become the first female president in U.S. history. —Jon Terbush
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