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Hillary Clinton highlights major goals for 2016 campaign

Updated: 2015-04-15 09:11

Hillary Clinton highlights major goals for 2016 campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with local residents at the Jones St. Java House, April 14, 2015, in LeClaire, Iowa. [Photo/IC]

WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton held her first campaign tour in US State of Iowa Tuesday and highlighted a number of major goals for her running for President in 2016, including building the economy of tomorrow, strengthening families and communities.

The event is the first of Hillary's many small campaign tours and personal "conversations" with voters, part of an effort by her campaign to tamp down big expectations.

On Tuesday, Hillary visited Kirkwood Community College and held a roundtable discussion with students and teachers, talking about improvement on education and how to make more people afford education.

"We have to figure out in this country how to get back on track, " Clinton said, adding that she has been fighting for children and families her entire life because of her mother's example. She also talked about her path to this moment and why she is running for president.

"I want to be the champion who goes to bat for Americans," she said.

In an email to supporters Monday, Clinton vowed to "work my heart out to earn every single vote."

Clinton's initial appeals for money will be for small-dollar donations collected over the Internet instead of in swanky fundraising blowouts in New York, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.

Annalists have set a modest goal of raising 100 million dollars for the primary campaign and will not initially accept donations for the general election.

Hillary on Sunday launched her long-awaited second presidential bid and promised to be a champion for ordinary American families.

After her defeat to Barack Obama in 2008, Clinton firmly said " no" when asked whether she would run for presidency again. However, her positions have evolved in the past years.

Clinton is the first Democratic candidate to throw her hat in the ring for the 2016 White House run. The Clinton camp has already signed a lease for a new office space in Brooklyn, New York, as her campaign headquarters.

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