Clinton meets individually with potential 2020 Dems: report

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance 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 HarrisPoll: Buttigieg slips into fourth place as Biden widens lead Yang qualifies for December Democratic debate The media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? MORE (D-Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Buttigieg says he doubts consulting work for insurer led to layoffs Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Shooting in Jersey City leaves multiple people dead, including police officer Schumer to colleagues running for White House: Impeachment comes first 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.