“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” Clinton said in a video posted on her website, hillaryclinton.com
“Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion so you can do more than just get by, so you can get ahead and stay ahead,” she said. “Because when families are strong, America is strong.”
Clinton’s declaration that she’s in the race ends two years of less-than-subtle preparation: giving speeches, promoting the causes of the Clinton family’s charitable foundation, and assembling a staff for the 2016 race.