Hillary Clinton to Announce Next Month

hillary clinton to announceThere are multiple sources, in the form of Democratic donors, that have confirmed that Hillary Clinton plans to announce her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in April. The Wall Street Journal reported that Hillary decided on the move to diminish uncertainties and boost fundraising.

Where Clinton had originally expected to put off the announcement until summer, supporters were growing uneasy and fundraising was slow. With Clinton expecting to raise more than $1 billion for her presidential campaign, topping the $716 million the Center for Responsive Politics said was collected by President Obama in 2012, money will play a crucial role in her efforts to win the 2016 election.

For more on Hillary Clinton to announce, check out this article in International Business Time. This article calls is specifically interesting as it calls into question her finances in regards to the Clinton Foundation:

The Washington Post reported last week that during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation raked in millions of dollars from seven foreign governments, including one donation for earthquake relief in Haiti from Algeria that should have been cleared by the State Department first. The donation coincided with an Algerian effort to lobby the United States on human rights issues.

Other questionable monies came from Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Australia, Norway and the Dominican Republic.

The foundation, which has raised nearly $2 billion since its inception in 2001, defended some of the gifts as multiyear grants that were awarded before Hillary Clinton joined the Obama administration. The Post also reported foreign donations made up made up a third of gifts exceeding $1 million over time.

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