Clinton meets individually with potential 2020 Dems: report

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTexas man indicted over allegations he created fraudulent campaign PACs FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased Pompeo’s Cairo speech more ‘back to the future’ than break with past MORE has reportedly met with several Democrats considering presidential bids in 2020 amid private solicitations for her support from aspiring nominees.

CNN and Axios reported Friday that Clinton has had private conversations with prominent Democrats such as Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump’s attorney general pick passes first test Sanders to meet with staffers as he does damage control Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration MORE (D-Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenMoveOn leaders stepping down before 2020 election Julián Castro calls for ‘tuition-free’ public colleges, apprenticeships Native American leader asks when US will come to its ‘senses’ after Trump’s ‘racist’ attack against Warren MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerGillibrand and Booker play 'How Well Do You Know Your Co-Worker' game amid 2020 speculation The Hill's Morning Report — Trump’s attorney general pick passes first test 5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony MORE (D-N.J.), as well as others including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D).

"People are direct in saying they want her support," one source close to Clinton told CNN. "Others are reaching out."

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“Hillary wants Trump gone," another confidant of the former secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee told Axios. "She doesn’t know who’s best able to beat him, but she knows about grueling nomination fights."

"The savvy ones know she’s the most valuable endorser in the party not named Obama," that source added.

Nick Merrill, the former secretary's spokesman, told CNN that Clinton wasn't discussing her 2020 plans publicly but added that she was happy to talk to any candidate considering a run for president.

"I won't comment on private discussions she's had except to say that she's more than happy to talk to anyone considering a run about the challenges (as well as the great things) that go with it, and lessons learned on what to watch for in this next cycle (aside from Vladimir)," Merrill said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Clinton has not yet ruled out the possibility of a 2020 bid for president, saying last year that she would "like to be president," and has refused to discuss her 2020 plans in interviews.

The 2020 Democratic field is expected to attract many candidates, with Warren most recently announcing an exploratory committee for a presidential bid earlier this week in a video message to supporters.