Hillary Clinton is a Democratic candidate for the office of President of the United States in 2016. Clinton’s run was announced by campaign chairman John Podesta in an email to donors on April 12, 2015, and followed shortly by an official campaign video entitled “Getting Started.”
Clinton served as the secretary of state of the United States of America from January 21, 2009, to February 1, 2013, and as a senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. She lost the Democraticpresidential primary nomination to Barack Obamain 2008. Clinton also served as first lady during her husband, President Bill Clinton’s, two terms. She is the first former first lady to serve both in the U.S. Senate and in a president’s cabinet. When the U.S. was in its formative years, a secretary of state ascending to the presidency was commonplace, but the last secretary of state to be elected to the nation’s highest office was James Buchanan in 1856.