John Kerry: Running for president in 2016 'crossed my mind'

John Kerry: Running for president in 2016 'crossed my mind'
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John KerryJohn Forbes KerryChimamanda Ngozi Adichie becomes first African to deliver Yale graduation speech Dem Sen. Markey faces potential primary challenge in Massachusetts Judd Gregg: The dangers of the Bolton Doctrine MORE says in a new interview that he briefly thought about entering the 2016 presidential race, but decided he wanted to remain secretary of State. 

“For a minute or two, maybe somewhere along the line, it crossed my mind — possibly,” Kerry told the Boston Globe.


“But there are a number of reasons why I dismissed the idea. And I’m glad. I think it was right. I never really thought that seriously about it.”

The 2004 Democratic presidential nominee said, however, that he didn't have a "serious conversation" about running. 

"Mostly because I love this job, and I really said, ‘I want to finish this.'"