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 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 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 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.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Overnight Defense: Dems unveil impeachment articles against Trump | Saudi military flight students grounded after shooting | Defense bill takes heat from progressives | Pentagon watchdog to probe use of personnel on border MORE (D-Minn.), 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.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump 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 (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 BidenRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Trump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles 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." 

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