Pelosi: ‘I Would Love To See Secretary Clinton Become Nominee’ In 2016

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Former Secretary of State and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that Congress is increasingly detached from the lives of most Americans, especially in regards to women’s rights and increasing minimum wage.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former Secretary of State and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that Congress is increasingly detached from the lives of most Americans, especially in regards to women’s rights and increasing minimum wage. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling for Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016.

Despite the secretary of state repeatedly saying she has no interest in running for the White House in four years, Pelosi would “love” to see Clinton back on the campaign trail.

“I would love to see Secretary Clinton become the nominee for president in 2016,” she told Jeff Greenfield during 92Y’s “Campaign for the Conversation.” “I do think though that the secretary should entertain the thought of running in 2016.”

Clinton, who will step down as secretary of state following November’s election, reiterated her stance on MSNBC that she has no intention of running for president.

“I am not at all planning to do that,” Clinton told MSNBC. “I have no desire or intention. I want to do the best job I can as secretary of state for this president.”

Former President Bill Clinton told ABC News that if his wife does run, that decision is “light years away.”

“It’s entirely up to her,” Clinton told ABC. “If she comes home and we do this foundation stuff for the rest of our lives, I’ll be happy. If she changes her mind and decides to run, I’ll be happy.”

Hillary Clinton lost a hotly contested Democratic primary to then Sen. Obama in 2008. Clinton will be 69-years-old in 2016 if she does decide to run.

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