Hillary Clinton 'contemplating run for New York mayor'


Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is seriously considering a run for the New York mayoralty, according to a report which surfaced on Wednesday.

Clinton reportedly met recently with a number of political associates in New York City who were asked about the potential interest in a possible run for mayor, according to TMZ.

The gossip site quotes a source who attended the meeting.

The source said that those who attended came away with the impression that the former Democratic presidential nominee was weighing a bid to unseat the current mayor, fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (seen above speaking in Washington, DC, on March 8) is seriously contemplating a run for New York City mayor, according to a report

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (seen above speaking in Washington, DC, on March 8) is seriously contemplating a run for New York City mayor, according to a report

For weeks, rumors have been circulating that the failed 2016 presidential candidate has been eyeing a run. Last week, a poll of likely US voters showed that a majority don’t want Clinton to run for mayor.

Rasmussen Reports released a poll showing that 58 per cent of likely US voters don’t want to see Hillary on the ballot. Twenty-three percent of respondents said Hillary should run and 19 per cent weren’t sure.

The poll was conducted over the phone and online on March 2 and 5, and surveyed 1,000 likely voters around the US. 

De Blasio, a Democrat, has said he plans to seek reelection. He was one of the first politicians to publicly back Hillary in the presidential race. 

The incumbent, Mayor Bill de Blasio (above), a Democrat, has said that he plans to seek re-election

The incumbent, Mayor Bill de Blasio (above), a Democrat, has said that he plans to seek re-election

His Republican challengers include Paul Massey, Jr., Rev. Michael Faulkner and former NYPD Detective Richard ‘Bo’ Dietl. 

When rumors first started circulating in January about a possible Hillary run in New York, a Quinnipiac University poll showed that De Blasio would lose to his friend in a head-to-head race, 49 to 30 per cent. 

He would lose to Hillary particularly badly among Democrats, 61 to 30 per cent, but would hypothetically beat her among State Island residents and Republicans. 

That poll said he would beat every other potential candidate, including city comptroller Scott Stringer, former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and Sen. Tony Avella from Queens.  

The next election for the mayor of New York is scheduled for November 7, 2017. 



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