Twice-failed candidate Hillary Clinton officially closed-the-door on rumors of a potential third bid for the White House this week; saying she’s “not running” after rumors swirled of another presidential campaign.
Clinton was speaking with local Westchester News12 when she was asked if she was considering another run for the Democratic nomination.
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has confirmed she will not contest the 2020 US election, but also said she's 'not going anywhere'
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 5, 2019
“I’m not running, but I’m going to keep working and speaking and standing-up for what I believe,” said Clinton.
“I want to be sure that people understand I’m going to keep speaking out. I’m not going anywhere,” she added.
HILLARY 2020? Insider Says Clinton 'Unlikely' to Run Again But 'Gets the Most Votes'
Leading Democratic strategist James Carville raised eyebrows across Washington this week, publicly hinting Hillary Clinton may be eyeing an “unlikely” third run for the White House in 2020.
According to the Hill, Carville said it was “unlikely” the former Secretary of State would launch another campaign to take the Oval Office, but added she’s never “run an election where she didn’t get the most votes.”
“My guess is, it’s not really in her plans right now,” said the longtime Clinton insider “She didn’t show any indication that she wants to run for president again. She’s run twice, and it’s an exhaustive thing.”
“I think I’ve counted something like 16 times in a row that a Clinton has run — either her or him — they’ve always gotten the most votes, so there’s something to be said for that,” he added.
Clinton herself hinted at a possible run last October, telling a British reporter “As we watch Trump’s support shrink, that people will say, ‘Well, what she said was right, and now where do we go from here?’”
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2020 VISION: New Poll Shows Dems Want ‘Someone New’ in 2020, Hillary in Last Place
A recent poll among registered Democrats is shedding new light on the current state of the 2020 election, with data showing the party wants “someone new” at the top of the ticket followed by former Vice President Joe Biden.
According to USA Today, the survey shows a majority of Democrats, approximately 59%, said they would be “excited” about “someone entirely new” to run against Donald Trump in 2020.
Biden was a close second with 53% saying they’d be “excited.”
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton found herself at the bottom of the list, with just 15% saying they’d like to see the former Secretary of State take-on President Trump a second time.
“Hillary Clinton, 71, won the popular vote against Trump two years ago, but lost the Electoral College. She had the steepest climb of all: 15 percent would be excited if she ran again – a number swamped by the 70 percent who said she shouldn’t,” writes USA Today.
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