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Hillary Clinton Returns To Iowa To Say She Is "Thinking" About Running For President

Clinton spoke at Democratic Senator Tom Harkin's annual Steak Fry. This is the first time she has visited the crucial state in seven years.

Posted on September 14, 2014, at 5:50 p.m. ET

Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that she is thinking about running for president of the United States in 2016.

Happening Now: @HillaryClinton at #HarkinSteakFry - LIVE on C-SPAN http://t.co/M6h6l4TExa

CSPAN@cspan

Happening Now: @HillaryClinton at #HarkinSteakFry - LIVE on C-SPAN http://t.co/M6h6l4TExa

4:54 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Asked whether she had decided to run, Clinton replied: "It's true, I'm thinking about it."

@hillaryclinton "it is true, I'm thinking about it" #2016 #iiacaucuses

O. Kay Henderson@okayhenderson

@hillaryclinton "it is true, I'm thinking about it" #2016 #iiacaucuses

4:57 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Clinton made her remarks at the Harkin Steak Fry, an annual fundraising event organized by Democratic Iowa Senator Tom Harkin.

Jim Young / Reuters

In her speech, Clinton also gestured towards a populist campaign...

Hillary gets populist: "maintaining a middle-class life feels like pushing a boulder up a hill every single day" #harkinsteakfry

Cameron Joseph@cam_joseph

Hillary gets populist: "maintaining a middle-class life feels like pushing a boulder up a hill every single day" #harkinsteakfry

5:08 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

...and celebrated the success of progressive causes.

"We are less sexist, racist and homophobic than we've ever been," Bill Clinton says #HarkinSteakFry

Amy Chozick@amychozick

"We are less sexist, racist and homophobic than we've ever been," Bill Clinton says #HarkinSteakFry

5:33 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sunday marks the first time the former secretary of state has visited Iowa since coming in third place in her party's 2008 primary.

The Midwestern state is a crucial first stop in the long process by which the Democratic Party chooses its presidential candidates.

Clinton's campaign faltered in Iowa in 2008, when she spent far less time there than her rival Barack Obama. She suggested Sunday she wouldn't make the same mistake again:

"It's really great to be back. Let's not let another 7 years go by," Hillary Clinton closes.

Maggie Haberman@maggiepolitico

"It's really great to be back. Let's not let another 7 years go by," Hillary Clinton closes.

10:16 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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