Nancy Pelosi joins the list of political figures to back Hillary Clinton in 2016


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi participate in Women's History Month Celebration at the US Capitol. Pelosi has said she would "love" to see Clinton run as the Democratic nominee in 2016.


Mark Wilson

Nancy Pelosi is the latest figure to support Hillary Clinton run as the Democratic nominee in 2016. 

"I would love to see Secretary Clinton become the nominee for President in 2016," House Minority Leader Pelosi said during an appearance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City Sunday night, BuzzFeed reported. "I do think the Secretary should entertain the thought of running in 2016. Hasn't she been a magnificent Secretary of State?"

The Speaker of the House, who was widely viewed as a supporter of Clinton's then-rival Senator Barack Obama, has joined the ranks of Clinton 2016 supporters that includes New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, and James Carville, Politico reported

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Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, told ABC News on Monday he'd “be happy” if his wife decided to run for president in 2016.

“I believe when she says she doesn’t think she’ll run, she’s being completely honest," Bill Clinton said. "I want her to do what she wants to do. I’m glad she’s coming home, I miss her. We have fun together.”

Secretary of State Clinton, who has already said that she will step down from her post after this year's election, has insisted multiple times she does not plan to run for president again, the Huffington Post reported.

"I want to do the best job I can as the secretary of state for this president," Clinton said in an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Monday. "I want to then take some time to get reconnected to, you know, the stuff that makes life worth living, you know, family, friends, the sort of activities that I enjoy. And I'll do some writing and some speaking, and I'm sure I'll be continuing to advocate on these issues." 

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However, Clinton's supporters have not given up hope that she will run.

"The discussion of Clinton has changed rather notably from some version of 'I think she means it when she says she's done' to 'wouldn't it be great if she ran?' among some Democrats," wrote Politico's Maggie Haberman.