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Hillary Clinton to launch presidential campaign from New York on June 13


New York, June 2: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to launch her 2016 presidential campaign on June 13 from New York where she will put forward her vision and ideas to take US forward.

The event will take place at Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) Four Freedoms Park in New York city. Clinton will lay out her view of the challenges facing this country and her vision and ideas for taking the country forward, campaign officials said.

Clinton to launch prez campaign June 13

"Throughout her career, Clinton has been inspired by FDR's belief that America is stronger when we summon the work and talents of all Americans and has long admired Eleanor Roosevelt as a role model," a campaign official was quoted as saying.

After her launch, she will travel to all four early primary states. She will be in Iowa on June 13 and 14, in New Hampshire on June 15, in South Carolina on June 17 and in Nevada on June 18. This early state schedule reflects Clinton's plan to work for and earn every vote.

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In Iowa, no Democratic candidate for president has ever received more than 50 per cent of the caucus vote unless they were a sitting President or Vice-President or an incumbent Iowa Senator.

In New Hampshire, no Democrat in a contested primary in the last 25 years has won by more than 27,000 votes or received more than 50 per cent of the vote. Even running unopposed in 2012 as the incumbent president, Barack Obama received around 80 per cent of the primary vote.

Clinton announced her long-expected presidential bid in an April video. She is seeking a Democratic presidential nomination to run for the White House in 2016. If elected, she would be the first woman president of the United States. This is her second presidential bid. In 2008, she lost in the Democratic Party primaries to current US President Barack Obama.

OneIndia News (With inputs from agency)

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