Hilary Clinton to announce presidential bid Sunday

Brian Edwards

Hillary Clinton will confirm what many expected Sunday when she announces her plans to run in the 2016 presidential election, according to National Public Radio.

Trips to Iowa and New Hampshire are already planned for the end of the month, where she will address the questions of “everyday American” voters, reported the New York Times.

Clinton plans to start out small, as opposed to the beginning of her last campaign for the presidency which began with a rally with over a thousand people in attendance, because voters felt she was inaccessible during her last campaign. But that may prove difficult because of her near celebrity status as a former first lady and secretary of state, wrote NPR.

Currently, her opponents include Maryland Gov. Martin O’ Malley, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Announcing early will give her time to gather enough funds for an inevitably expensive campaign, said Minnesota Public Radio.

She is expected to raise nearly $2.5 billion dollars during her run, which is far more than any other candidate in either party, wrote the New York Times.