Hillary Clinton launches bid for President


New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she’s getting into the presidential race "to win." 

The Democrat announced on her Web site Saturday morning that she’s opening a presidential exploratory committee.

It comes just days after Illinois Sen. Barack Obama announced his plans to also form an exploratory committee. 

The former First Lady is considered the front-runner with Obama and 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards in what’s shaping up to become a crowded field.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson intends to announce his plans Sunday.

In a videotaped message, Clinton invites voters to begin a dialogue with her on the major issues — health care, Social Security and Medicare, and the war in Iraq. 

She said she plans to host live online video chats with voters beginning Monday.