Brazile: Hillary Clinton will not run in 2020

Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile on Tuesday said she does not believe 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRoger Stone challenges Dems to produce WikiLeaks evidence Steve King asks Google CEO for names of employees to see if they're liberals O'Rourke edges out Biden in MoveOn straw poll MORE will make another bid for the White House in 2020.

While Brazile, speaking Monday at the annual meeting of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, somewhat jokingly said there could be as many as 30 candidates in the Democratic primary, she said she does not think Clinton will be in the group.


The comment comes as many conflicting messages revolve around whether Clinton will pursue another run at the White House in 2020.

Clinton herself said in late October that “I’d like to be president,” adding that she would not think about a possible run until after the midterm elections. Mark Penn, a former adviser to the Clintons, wrote in The Wall Street Journal in November that “You can expect her to run for president once again” and Clinton has refused to rule out the possibility in interviews.

However, several aides and confidants told The Hill in October that she would not make another bid for president

“She’s more likely to win Powerball,” Philippe Reines, Clinton’s longtime adviser, told The Hill.

Clinton ran for president in 2008, losing the Democratic primary to Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDemocrats have major policy dilemma with new Congress Booker's potential 2020 bid is generating buzz among Democratic activists, says political reporter Obama: 'No ferns. No memes' in final plea urging people to sign up for ObamaCare MORE, who went on to serve two terms in the White House. She ran again in 2016, winning her party’s nomination but losing in an upset to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress Trump says he's considering 10 to 12 contenders for chief of staff Michael Flynn asks judge to spare him from jail time MORE, who used her as an effective foil to energize the Republican base, dubbing her “Crooked Hillary.” 

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