Hillary Clinton Takes Presidential Campaign On The Road From New York To Iowa

The newly-minted candidate's road to the White House is starting on wheels.

ByABC News
April 12, 2015, 9:11 PM

— -- Hillary Clinton, who officially announced her 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, has already hit the road to the White House -- literally.

The newly-minted candidate, has embarked on a road trip to Iowa, the first major stop on a nationwide tour. But she will apparently be making a few pit stops along the way.

A Clinton aide tells ABC News, she left Sunday afternoon from her home in Chappaqua, New York right around the time of her announcement.

She tweeted her first photo from the journey Sunday night:

Clinton hinted at the road trip in the announcement video she released earlier in the day, saying: "I’m hitting the road to earn your vote because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey."

She is headed for the small town of Monticello, Iowa where she is expected to hold her first campaign event on Tuesday. Depending on her route, the roughly 1,000 mile trip will take her through several other states, likely including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

Clinton has nicknamed her van "Scooby," according to a Clinton campaign aide -- a nod to the "Scooby-Doo" cartoon car called "The Mystery Machine."

According to the Clinton campaign, the next six to eight weeks will be a "ramp up" period. She plans to travel across the country, spending time "engaging directly with voters." The campaign said that she will hold a major kick-off rally sometime in May.

She is expected to arrive in Iowa on Monday evening.

ABC's Michael Falcone contributed reporting.