Hillary Clinton's Campaign Is Closer than Ever

According to reports, she has just secured a lease for a campaign office in New York.

Hillary Clinton has secured a lease for what will become her campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, Politico reports.

According to the report, her campaign team will occupy two floors of 1 Pierrepoint Plaza in Brooklyn Heights, located just across the East River from Manhattan. Find it on the map here.

This could mean that a Clinton campaign announcement is imminent. According to the Federal Election Commission's website, a candidate must register his or her candidacy within 15 days of making a campaign expenditure of $5,000 or more. It's safe to assume two floors of New York City office space meets that criterion. (Exemptions to this $5,000 rule include exploratory actions like polling and traveling. U.S. election law does not explicitly say whether leasing an office falls under this exemption.)

For the past few weeks, Clinton has laid low, reportedly finalizing her 2016 kickoff team. When she declares, Clinton will have staff, funds, and an office to base her operations. This is stuff is getting real.

Correction: This article originally stated Clinton made her latest public appearance the last week of March. On Wednesday, April 1, she appeared with New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray to promote child care.