Hillary Clinton (D), a former U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013), former U.S. Senator (2001-2009) and former First Lady of the United States (1993-2001), announced via a YouTube video in April 2015 that she was running for president in 2016.
Clinton is also a practicing lawyer, law professor and activist, according to her website.
Clinton, the wife of former President Bill Clinton, attended Yale Law School, where she met her husband.
Clinton served with her husband as First Lady or Arkansas and the First Lady of the United States, then went on to become New York's first female senator when she was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000.
According to her website, during Clinton's terms as a U.S. Senator she helped “secure $20 billion to rebuild New York (following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks) and fought to provide health care for first responders who were contaminated at Ground Zero. She repeatedly worked across the aisle to get things done, including working alongside Republicans to expand TRICARE so that members of the Reserves and National Guard and their families could get better access to health care.”
In 2008, Clinton made her first run for president, but lost the democratic nomination to now president Barrack Obama.
Once in office, Obama asked Clinton to serve as secretary of state. She accepted the position and served until 2013.
As secretary of state, Clinton's website states she “built a coalition for tough new sanctions against Iran that brought them to the negotiating table and she brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that ended a war and protected Israel's security. She was a forceful champion for human rights, internet freedom, and rights and opportunities for women and girls, LGBT people and young people all around the globe.”
Clinton also a mother and grandmother.
Visit hillaryclinton.com to view Clinton's upcoming campaign stops and other campaign news.
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