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In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign

2 years 1 month 1 week ago April 14, 2015 Apr 14, 2015 Tuesday, April 14 2015 April 14, 2015 2:04 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

MONTICELLO, IA - Hillary Rodham Clinton is casting herself as a "champion" for struggling Americans, as she starts laying out her presidential campaign message.

She's been pressured from the liberal wing of her party to focus on economic inequality. And Clinton said today that "the deck is still stacked in favor of those already at the top." She said, "There's something wrong with that."

In a meeting with students and teachers at a community college in Iowa, Clinton also called for a purge of "unaccountable money" from the campaign finance system. She said the Supreme Court decision removing campaign-finance obstacles for big-money interests must be addressed, even if it takes a constitutional amendment to do so.

Clinton outlined four tenets of her early campaign: improving the economy, strengthening families, fixing "dysfunctional government," and protecting national security.

Clinton is opening her campaign with small events such as the community college meeting, and leaving big rallies for later.

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