Clinton vows to win nomination to keep Bloomberg out of race
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Democratic primary front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Fighter pilot vs. astronaut match-up in Arizona could determine control of Senate Progressive Democrats' turnout plans simply don't add up MORE on Sunday vowed to win her party’s nomination for president to "relieve" former New York City mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergSunday shows - Trump's Epstein conspiracy theory retweet grabs spotlight Bloomberg: Next generation of Democrats needs to 'earn their spurs' Bloomberg: McConnell may allow gun reform vote to boost reelection chances MORE of any thoughts of running for president.


“The way I read what he said is if I didn’t get the nomination, he might consider it,” Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Well, I’m going to relieve him of that and get the nomination so he doesn’t have to [run].”

“He’s a good friend of mine, and I’m going to do the best I can to make sure that I get the nomination, and we’ll go from there,” she added.

Bloomberg is reportedly considering a third-party White House bid if the race comes down to Democratic primary candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersJoe Biden faces an uncertain path Bernie Sanders vows to go to 'war with white nationalism and racism' as president Biden: 'There's an awful lot of really good Republicans out there' MORE and Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump.

Clinton on Sunday also defended lucrative speaking fees that she collected from big banks before her presidential run.

She said the payouts will not influence her policy platform as president.

“Absolutely not,” she said. “You know, first of all, I was a Senator from New York — I took them on when I was a senator.”