Hillary Rodham Clinton will seek the presidency for a second time, her advisers said on Sunday, establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee.
Regardless of the outcome, Clinton’s 2016 campaign will highlight the extraordinary life of a public figure who has captivated and polarized the country since her husband, former President Bill Clinton, declared his intention to run for president in 1991. Hillary Clinton was the co-star of the Clinton administration, the only first lady ever elected to the U.S. Senate and a globe-trotting diplomat who surprised her party by serving dutifully under the president who defeated her. Much of that enthusiasm is tied to the chance to make history by electing a woman president.
Clinton will enter the race with a strong base of support: 81 percent of Democrats said they would consider voting for her, according to a CBS News poll conducted in February.