Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyCongress facing shutdown, debt crisis with no plan B Senators slow Biden with holds at Pentagon, State Tell our troops: 'Your sacrifice wasn't in vain' MORE (D-Conn.) on Sunday left open the possibility of running for president in 2020.
"I just got reelected and I don’t think that, frankly, I need to run for president to make a difference for my state or the country," Murphy told ABC's "This Week," when asked if he was considering a White House bid.
Murphy, a key member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, previously said he wouldn't consider a 2020 bid until after the midterms.
When asked on Sunday about the candidates who have voiced an interest in running in 2020, Murphy said that a big field is "great."
"I frankly think that in that context, the best candidate will emerge," he said. "And I have a feeling that the Democrat electorate are gonna have one thing in mind when they go to the polls next year: who can beat Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE."