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Clinton Ally: Hillary Will Never Run For Office Again


Neera Tanden, a loyal supporter of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said she doesn't expect the failed former presidential candidate to run for office again.

"I think she's going to figure out ways to help kids and families,” Tanden, the executive director of progressive think tank Center for American Progress, told CNN. “That's been what she's been focused on her whole life, and a lot of issues that are affecting them, over the next couple of years. But I don't expect her to ever run for any elected office again.”

Rumors swirled after a “well-placed source” told the New York Daily News that that Clinton, a former senator of New York, was considering a run for mayor of New York City.

Current Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's term ends in 2017 and no other Democrats have challenged him.

But Tanden swatted down the rumor.

“I don't expect her to run for this and I don't expect her to run for other office," she said. "I think her job is to -- what she's thinking about right now -- is how to help those kids and families as she has her whole life."

According to the New York Daily News, Tanden and former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta attended a fundraiser for de Blasio on Jan. 5.

In an opinion piece for CNN, Errol Louis, the host of "Inside City Hall," a nightly political show on NY1, said  the rumors could have been started by conservatives who oppose de Blasio.

"In truth, it appears that the chatter about a Clinton candidacy started as a bit of mischief cooked up by right-wing publications like Newsmax and the New York Post, the latter of which published an editorial urging Clinton to run, while openly acknowledging its true agenda: to keep de Blasio from coasting to a second term unopposed,” Louis wrote.

Sources: CNN (2), New York Daily News / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

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