The former secretary of state kept things low-key before her big announcement

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated April 12, 2015 06:55 PM
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Hillary Clinton announced her second bid for President of the United States on Sunday, after much speculation, with a short campaign video on her website.

The spot featured various average Americans talking about their hopes and preparations for the upcoming year, and ended with Hillary’s announcement. “I’m getting ready to do something too. I’m running for President,” she says.

While many people were anticipating Clinton’s announcement after it was leaked on Thursday, a source tells PEOPLE that the former secretary of state prepared for her big news by spending time at home in Chappaqua, New York, where she has a home with husband Bill Clinton.

The Clintons were also spotted in Chappaqua during Easter weekend.

On Sunday, Clinton announced that she is heading to Iowa for her first post-announcement appearance.

“I’m hitting the tail to earn your vote,” she Tweeted. “Headed to Iowa.”

According to CNN, two of Clinton’s top aides are already in Iowa meeting with activists and supporters of the former first lady.

The Democratic frontrunner first eyed the Presidential seat during the 2008 election, but lost the ticket to current President Barack Obama.

Reporting by SANDRA SOBERAJ-WESTFALL

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