Report: Clinton Tells Fundraising Event She Will ‘Make A Decision Soon’ About 2016
EDINBURG, Texas (CBS Houston/AP) — Hillary Clinton reportedly told attendees at a Clinton Foundation fundraising event Sunday in Edinburg that she “would make a decision soon” about whether she will be running for president in 2016.
According to The Monitor, the former secretary of state was asked during a question-and-answer session with Israel Rocha, CEO of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, if she would be running for president. According to attendee Abby Reyna, Clinton said she “would make a decision soon.”
“She said she would make a decision at some time in the future, at the appropriate time,” state Rep. Bobby Guerra, who attended the event, told The Monitor.
During a forum at the Clinton Global Initiative University Saturday, Clinton said she was still deciding whether to make another run for the White House.
“I am very much concerned about the direction of our country and it’s not just who runs for office but what they do when they get there and how we bring people together and particularly empower young people so we can tackle these hard decisions,” Clinton said.
While no 2016 presidential plans were disclosed, the Clinton family talked about the importance of perseverance in life and politics. Hillary Clinton said many people give up if they don’t succeed right away, but “that’s often the best time for what you can learn about yourself.”
She noted that former President Bill Clinton lost his first political race; she never expected to run for office and then won a Senate seat representing New York.
“But then I had a big loss which we all remember,” Clinton said, referring to losing out to the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 to President Barack Obama. “You just have to decide what you really care about.”
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