- The Washington Times - Friday, April 10, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to end the long-running speculation and jump into the 2016 presidential race as early as Sunday, multiple media outlets reported.

The New York Daily News reported Thursday that an announcement is expected Sunday, and the Guardian said that the announcement is planned for noon eastern time followed by a stop in the early presidential state of Iowa.

The undisputed frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, Mrs. Clinton appears to have a relatively easy path to winning her party’s nomination despite lingering questions over her use of a private email system and server while serving as President Obama’s secretary of state.

On the Democratic side, former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee have announced that they have formed exploratory committees as they ponder bids, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont Independent, are also weighing runs.

Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky are the only two major Republicans to have formally launched 2016 presidential campaigns, with an announcement from Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida expected Monday.



A spokesman for Mrs. Clinton did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the reports.

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