Hillary Clinton Enters Race for President

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) in a June 2006 file photo. Credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File. i i

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) addresses supporters at the New York Women for Hillary luncheon in this June 5, 2006 file photo. Sen. Clinton announced Saturday on her Web site that she is running for president. hide caption

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Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) in a June 2006 file photo. Credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) addresses supporters at the New York Women for Hillary luncheon in this June 5, 2006 file photo. Sen. Clinton announced Saturday on her Web site that she is running for president.

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton enters the race for the Democratic nomination to be president with an announcement on her Web site.

In the statement announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to run for president, Clinton declared, "I'm in. And I'm in to win."

Clinton's announcement, days after Sen. Barack Obama shook up the contest race with his bid to become the first black president, establishes the most diverse political field ever.

Clinton is considered the front-runner, with Obama and 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards top contenders. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who would be the first Hispanic president, intends to announce his plans on Sunday.

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