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Hillary Clinton says she's not running in 2020

Hillary Clinton says she's not running in 2020
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMedia circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE says she's not running for president again. 

"I'm not running," the 2016 Democratic nominee told News 12 Westchester. But Clinton added that she would continue "working and speaking and standing up for what I believe."

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"I want to be sure that people understand I'm going to keep speaking out," Clinton told the local news network. "I'm not going anywhere. What's at stake in our country, the kinds of things that are happening right now, are deeply troubling to me."

"We've gotten not just polarized," she continued. "We've gotten into, really, opposing camps unlike anything I've ever seen in my adult life." 

Clinton said she plans to take an active role in the next election cycle, which already features a crowded field of Democratic candidates. Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisDwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs. Donald Trump: A serious comparison Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren To unite America, Biden administration must brace for hate MORE (D-Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenExclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren Minimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE (D-Mass.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharOpen-ended antitrust is an innovation killer FBI, DHS and Pentagon officials to testify on Capitol riot Five big takeaways on the Capitol security hearings MORE (D-Minn.), Cory BookerCory BookerObama says reparations 'justified' Congressional Black Caucus unveils '100 Day Plan' Menendez reintroduces corporate diversity bill MORE (D-N.J.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst MORE (I-Vt.) are just a handful of the prominent leaders who have announced their candidacy. 

Clinton has met with a range of candidates and individuals considering a presidential run. CNN reported that the onetime first lady and New York senator met with Klobuchar and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' MORE in February.

Biden is still considering whether he will launch a 2020 campaign. Clinton told News 12 Westchester that she's told every candidate she's met with so far to not take "anything for granted."

"People need to understand that, in many cases, they were sold a bill of goods," she said. "We can't take anything for granted. We have to work really, really hard to make our case to the American people, and I'm going to do everything I can to help the Democrats win back the White House." 

Clinton had been widely expected to secure the Oval Office before eventually losing to President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE.