Longtime Clinton insiders confirmed Sunday that the former Secretary of State and twice-failed presidential nominee is considering a third run for the White House in the coming months, reports the Hill.
“I’m told by three people that as recently as this week, she was telling people that look, given all this news from the indictments, particularly the Roger Stone indictment, she talked to several people, saying ‘look, I’m not closing the doors to this,'” said CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny Sunday.
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“But I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she is still talking about it,” he added. “She wants to take on Trump. Could she win a Democratic primary to do it? I don’t know the answer to that.”
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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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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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