Clinton and Rubio Announce Candidacy

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Two more contenders are in the race to become President of the United States.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, a democrat, announced on Sunday that she would be joining the race. Clinton, former Secretary of State and First Lady of the United States, ran for president in 2008, losing the Democratic primary to now President Barack Obama.

Following the announcement, Clinton took to Twitter, saying, “Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion.”

Though Clinton is well known in the political world, the presidency isn’t hers just yet.

Marco Rubio, a Republican senator from Florida, announced Monday that he would be joining the race as well. Rubio, whose parents immigrated from Cuba, posted on Twitter, “I live in an exceptional country where even the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dreams and the same future… as those who come from power and privilege. I have heard some suggest that I should step aside and wait my turn. But I cannot. Because I believe our very identity as an exceptional nation is at stake, and I can make a difference as President.”

Other Republicans have put their names in for consideration in the election, which will take place in 2016. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul (the son of Ron Paul, who ran for president in previous years) are also seeking the nomination of the Republican party. It is expected that there will be more from each side who will join the race in the coming months.

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