The week kicked off with 2016 presidential campaign announcements from former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
On Sunday, Clinton formally announced her second run for the Democratic presidential nomination and released a video featuring typical Americans discussing the next steps they plan to embark on in their lives. Clinton appears more than a minute and a half into the video stating, "I'm getting ready to do something too. I'm running for president."
Clinton goes on to say that while Americans have fought their way back from the economic collapse of 2008, "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top."
"Everyday American need a champion and I want to be that champion," she continues, "so you can do more than just get by, you can get ahead -- and stay ahead."
Here's the full video:
On the Republican side, Rubio announced his bid for president in 2016 Monday afternoon.
"I have heard some suggest that I should step aside and wait my turn, but I cannot. Because I believe our very identity as an exceptional nation is at stake, and I can make a difference as president," Rubio reportedly said at a rally in Miami.
Rubio also took at jab at former Secretary of State Clinton in his campaign announcement speech.
"Just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday," said Rubio. "But yesterday is over, and we are never going back. We Americans are proud of our history, but our country has always been about the future.
"We can't do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past. We must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them," Rubio continued. "That is why today, grounded by the lessons of our history, and inspired by the promise of our future, I announce my candidacy for President of the United States of America."
Back in 2013, Rubio became infamous for lunging for a sip of water from an off-camera bottle during his Republican rebuttal speech to President Barack Obama's State of the State address. Rubio has joined in on the jokes stemming from the awkward moment at recent appearances.
Here's a clip of the sip heard around the world: