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Hillary Clinton has said she'd consider 2020 race if she thought she could win: report

Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump may continue to campaign after Election Day if results are not finalized: report Hillicon Valley: Biden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked | Majority of voters in three swing states saw ads on social media questioning election validity: poll | Harris more often the target of online misinformation Analysis: Where the swing states stand in Trump-Biden battle MORE has privately said that she would consider entering the Democratic primary if she saw a scenario in which she could win, The New York Times reported.

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Clinton is skeptical that such a scenario exists, however, according to the newspaper. 

The Times offered the report in a lengthy story about Democrats' fears of whether the candidates they have in the 2020 race are capable of beating President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE.

It also reported that Michael BloombergMichael BloombergLate donor surges push election spending projections to new heights New voters surge to the polls What a Biden administration should look like MORE, the former New York City mayor who has flirted with running for president, has also said he would consider entering the race if he saw a path to victory.

In these conversations, both Clinton and Bloomberg have indicated they are skeptical there would be a path for them to win the Democratic primary, according to the Times.

The newspaper reported that the two have made these remarks in private conversations in recent weeks. 

Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama releases her voting playlist Obama to young voters: Create 'a new normal in America' by voting for Biden Obama hits trail to help Biden, protect legacy MORE, who has repeatedly ruled out a run for office, and Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownOn The Money: Dow falls more than 900 points amid fears of new COVID-19 restrictions | Democrats press Trump Org. about president's Chinese bank account | Boeing plans thousands of additional job cuts Democrats press Trump Organization about president's Chinese bank account Brown says Biden's first moves as president should be COVID relief, voting rights MORE (D-Ohio), who has also said he would not run for president, are other Democrats for whom some in the party are pining, according to the story.

Brown acknowledged to the Times that he has faced more pressure from Democratic officials, donors and organized labor to run, describing it as having "become more frequent."

The Times also talked to former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), who also said he'd been asked by friends to reconsider running for president.