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Hillary Clinton Scheduled to Kick Off Presidential Campaign in NYC

Clinton will lay out her plans during a June 13 speech on New York's Roosevelt Island
Hillary Clinton Scheduled to Kick Off Presidential Campaign in NYC
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As campaign season for the 2016 election heats up, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is preparing to officially kick off her campaign on June 13 with a speech on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.

During her speech, Clinton, who announced her presidential bid in April, is expected to elaborate on her platforms as well as pay homage to the island’s namesake: President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

“Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has been inspired by FDR’s belief that America is stronger when we summon the work and talents of all Americans and has long admired Eleanor Roosevelt as a role model,” according to a campaign statement.

The announcement went on to say that during her speech, she will discuss the issues plaguing the nation as well as her solutions. Until this point, Clinton has largely kept quiet on her platforms, though she did lay out a rough sketch shortly after announcing her candidacy. Speaking to a group of Iowa college students and administrators in April, Clinton suggested that she wanted to revitalize the economy, strengthen the American family and improve national security.

After next Saturday’s event, Clinton is expected to visit four swing states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.