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 ClintonHillary Clinton on US leading in coronavirus cases: Trump 'did promise "America First"' Democratic fears rise again as coronavirus pushes Biden to sidelines Clintons send pizza to NY hospital staff treating coronavirus 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 TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE.

It also reported that Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Officials in spotlight over coronavirus response 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 ObamaLobbying world Michelle Obama hosts from-home voter registration party with DJ D-Nice Budowsky: President Trump, meet with all former living presidents MORE, who has repeatedly ruled out a run for office, and Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownAmazon doubling overtime pay for warehouse workers Democrats grow nervous over primary delays Hillicon Valley: Senators press Amazon over workplace safety amid outbreak | Lyft expands to deliveries | Dems seek election security funds in stimulus package 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.