"I'm not running": Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 presidential bid

"I'm not running": Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 presidential bid

- Hillary Clinton has put an end to the speculation that she will contest in the 2020 presidential race

- The 67th US Secretary of State and prominent Democrat said she will not vie for the White House seat

- Clinton, however, said she will keep on working and standing up for what she believes in

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Amid wide-growing speculation that she would contest for the 2020 presidential seat, former First Lady, Hillary Clinton, has denied considering another bid for the ultimate White House position.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Clinton, a prominent Democrat and a former US Secretary of State, had been rumoured to have been weighing another option of throwing the hat into the ring again.

But speaking with New York television ahead of the 2020 election, Clinton said she was not interested in the race, but would only focus on public speaking and fighting for her beliefs, HuffPost reports.

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She said: ''I’m not running. But I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe.

''I want to be sure that people understand I’m going to keep speaking out. I’m not going anywhere. What’s at stake in our country, the kind of things that are happening right now are deeply troubling to me.

''And I’m also thinking hard about how do we start talking and listening to each other again. We’ve gotten into really opposing camps, unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my adult life.”

Clinton's declaration has made the Democratic party door wide open with top politicians including former Vice-President, Joe Biden, and Senator Bernie Sanders indicating interest in the White House race.

Sanders, who was Clinton's primary challenger in 2016, raised nearly $6 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his campaign.

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The Vermont senator has reportedly been meeting high-ranking stakeholders within the Democratic field in what suggested that the election would be for those who have the bigger political bicep.

Clinton was defeated by incumbent President, Donald Trump, in 2016.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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