Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sparked new speculation she plans to get involved in the 2020 election in a major way this week; holding private conversations with top Democratic candidates as the primary season officially kicks-off.
“Clinton huddled separately with several other Democrats who have announced presidential campaigns, including California Sen. Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, the aide said. She also spoke by phone with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, though they didn’t meet,” adds the article.
It remains unclear whether Clinton was offering advice on how best to take-on President Trump in a head-to-head contest, or if she is actively considering a third run for the White House.
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A THIRD TIME? Top Clinton Aide Says Hillary May Run in 2020
A former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer raised eyebrows throughout the Democratic Party this week; suggesting the former Secretary of State may be mulling a potential rematch against President Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.
According to The Week, Philippe Reines -a senior aide dating back to 2002 and top advisor at the State Department- refused to rule out Hillary’s potential third run for the Oval Office; claiming no other Democrat has “anywhere near a base of 32 million people.”
“The party, he feels, shouldn’t dismiss her as a failed candidate because she’s ‘smarter’ and ‘tougher’ than most, and she ‘could raise money easier than most,’” adds the author.
“Publicly, Clinton has said she will not run again, but Reines doesn’t sound so sure she’ll keep her word on that. Politico explored Clinton’s careful re-entry into the political arena, noting that she’s going on tour with former President Bill Clinton this fall and has reportedly even called up journalists who cover the White House to put out ‘the occasional feeler,’” writes The Week.
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CLINTON ADVISOR: ‘Hillary Will Run Again’
Longtime Clinton insider Mark Penn raised eyebrows throughout Democratic circles this week; publishing a revealing op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that flat-out confirmed Hillary Clinton will likely run for president a third-time.
The article, simply titled ‘Hillary Will Run Again,’ claims the former Secretary of State will “easily capture” the Democratic nomination and run against President Trump in two short years.
“Get ready for Hillary Clinton 4.0. More than 30 years in the making, this new version of Mrs. Clinton, when she runs for president in 2020, will come full circle—back to the universal-health-care-promoting progressive firebrand of 1994,” writes Penn.
“Mrs. Clinton has a 75% approval rating among Democrats, an unfinished mission to be the first female president, and a personal grievance against Mr. Trump,” he adds. “Expect Hillary 4.0 to come out swinging. She has decisively to win those Iowa caucus-goers who have never warmed up to her. They will see her now as strong, partisan, left-leaning and all-Democrat—the one with the guts, experience and steely-eyed determination to defeat Mr. Trump.”
Read the full op-ed at the Wall Street Journal.