Hillary Clinton Signs Lease At Brooklyn Heights Building; Could It Be Campaign … – CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In another sign that Hillary Rodham Clinton could be running for president, the former First Lady, U.S. senator and Secretary of State has signed a lease for office space in a Brooklyn Heights building.

There was no official word on what the offices in the One Pierrepont Plaza building will be used for, but some speculated that it could house her presidential campaign headquarters.

“Brooklyn could not be more prepared and excited to host Hillary Clinton as she begins her journey as the consensus front-runner for the Democratic nomination for President,” Carlo A. Scissura, president and chief executive officer of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce said in a news release. “As one of the most diverse and tolerant places on the planet — and with cool points no other city can match — the road to the White House is clearly paved through our borough. Brooklyn is the capital of tomorrow, and there’s no better place for tomorrow’s aspiring President to run a campaign.”

After engaging in campaign activities like signing a lease, presidential candidates must make their intentions known within 15 days.

Late last month, a poll indicated that Clinton still holds a commanding lead over the potential Democratic field in the 2016 presidential race.

A whopping 81 percent of Democrats said they would consider voting for Clinton for the party’s nomination.

Vice President Joe Biden ranked second with 48 percent, while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was in third place with 31 percent.

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