Isn’t it too early to start the endorsements and campaigning for the 2016 election cycle? Apparently not, as with more than two years before the caucus and primary votes in Iowa and New Hampshire, one state senator has already started the call for Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States.
New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer endorsed Hillary Clinton, who has not yet announced candidacy, insisting she was unquestionably the best person for the job, according to the New York Daily News.
“Run, Hillary, run,” Schumer declared at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner on Saturday evening. “If you run, you’ll win and we’ll win.”
The 66-year-old Clinton has said she will make up her mind next year, but the political action committee Ready for Hillary is raising cash for a potential campaign.
Fox News reports that Schumer also took several shots at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, joking about the Tea Party leader's visit to the Hawkeye State in his prepared remarks.
"Frankly, I don’t know why he felt he needed to come to Iowa to hunt. He’s doing a great job of picking off Republican seats for us now," Schumer said.
Polls show that Clinton would be the leading contender for the Democratic nomination if she were to run. Other potential Democratic candidates seeking the 2016 nomination reportedly include Vice President Joe Biden, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.