Gillibrand Says Hillary for 2016
The “Hillary 2016″ bandwagon is continuing to gain steam. The latest cheerleader? New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Speaking in an interview with Buzzfeed, the Democrat vowed “I’m going to be one of the first to ask Hillary to run in 2016…I think she would be incredibly well-poised to be our next Democratic president. I think she’s extremely well prepared. I think her experience as Secretary of State has not only elevated her stature and experience, but she’s proven she’s someone who can get things done and I think she’d be an outstanding candidate.”
Gillibrand is just the latest to muse on a 2016 run for Clinton. “Game Change” authors recently said they were nearly positive that the Secretary of State would make a go of it. And Republicans were pushing her to run even earlier — with a primary challenge to President Barack Obama.
But if Clinton should decide to give up her planned return to private life, who would then be a good addition to the ticket? Perhaps her most enthusiastic supporter, Sen. Gillibrand, might be coaxed to campaign for it?
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