The announcement was made by John Podesta in an email to supporters
Hillary Clinton is officially running for president in 2016.
"Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times. The deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Clinton said in a video message posted to her new campaign website on Sunday. "Everyday Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion."
In the message, which highlights the stories and images of a diverse group of Americans, Clinton said she is running "so you can just do more than get by."
"You can get ahead and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong," she said. "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."
Minutes before the video was released, an e-mail message sent to donors, supporters and elected officials by a top aide previewed the announcement.
"I wanted to make sure you heard it first from me -- it's official: Hillary's running for president," John Podesta, the likley chairman of Clinton's campaign, wrote in the message. "She is hitting the road to Iowa to start talking directly with voters. There will be a formal kickoff event next month, and we look forward to seeing you there."
Team Clinton has released this video that pretty much has nothing to do with Hillary's run at least at first. She doesn't appear until the 1:30 mark of the 2 minute video.
Hillary is trying to make it look like it's not about her, it's about you.
Who's in, who's out. Who's maybe running