Clinton flattered, still undecided

Hillary Clinton’s office on Sunday said she is flattered by Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) endorsement, but she has not made any decision on a run for president in 2016. 

Schumer offered Clinton his “unwavering” support Saturday night in Iowa at the Democratic Party’s Jefferson Jackson dinner, saying “run, Hillary, run.”

“Senator Schumer is an old colleague and an even older friend, and what he said about her is very flattering. Ultimately though this is a very personal decision that she hasn't made," Clinton's office said in a statement, according to reports

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Clinton served alongside Schumer in the New York delegation during her time as a senator. 

A growing list of Democrats has called on the former secretary of State to run. A group of Democratic senators penned a letter encouraging her to run last month. And House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hinted she might endorse Clinton. 

In early polling, Clinton is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. 

Schumer on Saturday night said Clinton would win if she runs, adding “we’ll all win.”

“2016 is Hillary’s time. And our nation will be all the better for it,” he said. “With a strong platform and with Hillary leading the charge, we will vanquish the Ted Cruz, Tea Party Republicans in 2016 and create a generation of Democrats who will make sure the middle class gets what it needs, our country advances and the torch held by that beautiful lady in New York’s harbor burns more brightly than ever.”

Clinton has said she is wrestling with the decision and won’t start seriously considering it until sometime next year.  

— This post was updated at 10:10 a.m.