All eyes on Clinton's economic agenda as she considers 2016 bid

Economic Indicators Associated Press

If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats.

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Members of her party are watching closely how the former secretary of state outlines steps to address income inequality and economic anxieties for middle-class families. Some members of the party's liberal wing remain wary of Clinton's ties to Wall Street, six-figure speaking fees and protective bubble.

Clinton is widely expected to announce a presidential campaign next year and remains the prohibitive favorite to succeed President Barack Obama as the party's nominee in 2016.

But if she runs, how she navigates a party animated by economic populism, an approach represented by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, could represent one of her biggest hurdles next year.