David Jackson, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON (USA Today)—Hillary Clinton will announce her presidential candidacy on Sunday, seeking to become the first woman in history to win the nation¹s highest office, several news organizations reported Friday.
Clinton will release a video announcing her long-awaited candidacy, then travel to Iowa to begin campaigning, according to The Washington Post and the Associated Press, both of which cited anonymous sources “familiar with her plans.” USA TODAY could not immediately confirm the reports, though Clinton’s announcement has been expected for days.
In seeking to follow President Obama after his two terms in office, she will be trying to buck a historical trend — one recently cited by former president Bill Clinton.
“It’s hard for any party to hang on to the White House for 12 years, and it’s a long road,” Bill Clinton said in an interview with Town & Country magazine. “A thousand things could happen.”