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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 Clinton 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.

{mosads}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 Trump.

It also reported that Michael Bloomberg, 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 Obama, who has repeatedly ruled out a run for office, and Sen. Sherrod Brown (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. 

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