Watch: Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid in New Video


Hillary Clinton finally ended years of rumors that she would seek the presidency for a second time with a two-minute video announcing her 2016 presidential bid. “Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion. So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote, because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey,” the former First Lady declares in the below clip. According to John D. Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, the former United States Secretary of State and U.S. Senator will be heading to Iowa to meet with voters and host a formal campaign kickoff next month. The New York Times writes:

The announcement effectively began what could be one of the least contested races, without an incumbent, for the Democratic presidential nomination in recent history — a stark contrast to the 2008 primaries, when Mrs. Clinton, the early front-runner, ended up in a long and expensive battle won by Barack Obama. It could also be the first time a woman captures a major party’s nomination.

Clinton has been the talk of the news lately after it was revealed that she used her private email address during her time at the State Department for official business. But the early numbers are in her favor, with 81 percent of Democrats in a February CBS News poll stating they would consider voting for Clinton.

We look forward to many more pitch-perfect Kate McKinnon impressions of Clinton on Saturday Night Live, with the latest appearing on last night’s episode — and hopefully a few from potential “First Dude” Bill Clinton, played by new SNL announcer (and ’90s-era SNL Bill Clinton) Darrell Hammond.