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 ClintonSupreme Court agrees to hear 'faithless elector' cases Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire Climate 'religion' is fueling Australia's wildfires 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 TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE.

It also reported that Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergDNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate Bloomberg receives 45-day extension for public financial disclosure report with FEC Bloomberg's congressional endorsers grow to three 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 ObamaOvernight Health Care: Trump reportedly lashed out at health chief over polling | Justices to hear ObamaCare birth control case | Trump rolls back Michelle Obama school lunch rules Trump to roll back Michelle Obama's school lunch rules on vegetables, fruits Barack Obama shares birthday message to Michelle: 'In every scene, you are my star' MORE, who has repeatedly ruled out a run for office, and Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownHillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Lawmakers call for FTC probe into top financial data aggregator Senate Democrats launch investigation into Trump tax law regulations 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.