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 ClintonState polling problematic — again 4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet 'Unmasking' Steele dossier source: Was confidentiality ever part of the deal? 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 TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE.

It also reported that Michael BloombergMichael BloombergHillicon Valley: Trump raises idea of delaying election, faces swift bipartisan pushback | Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google release earnings reports | Senators ask Justice Department to investigate TikTok, Zoom Meme group joins with Lincoln Project in new campaign against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump pivots on convention; GOP punts on virus bill 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. 

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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.