Hillary Clinton will reportedly officially enter the 2016 presidential race this weekend.
On Thursday, Business Insider reported that “a source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s plans has confirmed that she will officially announce her 2016 presidential bid on Saturday or Sunday.” ABC News also reported that her formal announcement may come “as soon as this weekend.”
CNN reported earlier in the week that Clinton’s staffers have been told to expect an announcement at “any moment.” After she enters the race, Clinton, whose campaign signed a lease for its headquarters in a Brooklyn office building at the start of the month, will reportedly initially focus more on smaller events instead of large campaign rallies in early primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
Clinton will enter the race at a time when her favorability ratings are plummeting in key swing states like Iowa and Colorado. As details about her private email scandal and shady foreign donations to her family’s foundations come to light, voters are increasingly believing that Clinton is “not honest and trustworthy,” according to Quinnipiac polls that found that Clinton now trails Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in states like Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.
Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll, said that “running as a competent but dishonest candidate has serious potential problems” for Clinton.