Hillary Clinton's 'Announcement' email blast jolts reporters

Dylan Stableford
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP Photo)

Hillary Clinton gave vacationing political reporters checking their emails a brief panic attack Tuesday, sending an email blast through the Clinton Foundation with the subject line: "Announcement."

Luckily for them, the "announcement" had nothing to do with her plans for 2016 — it was donation-matching offer for the foundation's benefactors.

"In my family, we're celebrating our first holidays with a beautiful new granddaughter," Clinton wrote. "We're also celebrating the generosity and commitment of our incredible Clinton Foundation family — and that means you."



"As we look ahead to an exciting new year, there's so much more to do together  solving problems and seizing opportunities faster, better, and at lower cost," the former secretary of state continued. "But we can't do it without you. That's why Bill, Chelsea, and I will triple every $1 donated to the Clinton Foundation before the end of the year, up to an additional $100,000."




Clinton has said repeatedly that she is undecided about running for the presidency, despite the air of inevitability — real or imagined — surrounding her potential candidacy.

According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released earlier this month, 50 percent of American voters could see themselves supporting Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, but 48 percent could not — making her "the early presidential front-runner — but barely."