Last week, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D), seeking re-election this year but believed to be a potential 2020 presidential candidate, made several statements pledging to serve her full six-year term if winning again on November 6th. Yesterday, she partially walked those comments back, saying that she would make any serious decision regarding a 2020 national campaign after the Midterm elections.
Hillary Clinton, responding to speculation that she might again become a presidential candidate, apparently is not closing the door on such an effort. According to a New York Times story, Ms. Clinton at first ruled out running again in an interview with another journalist, but then began to hedge her words and stated that she would “like to be President.” And, she bristled at comments about some people calling for her to just “go away.” Ms. Clinton responded, “there were no articles telling Al Gore to go away or John Kerry to go away or John McCain or Mitt Romney to go away,” she said.
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