Hillary Clinton: happy and not running for office

WASHINGTON Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:21am EST

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses reporters after meeting Cambodia's top officials in Phnom Penh November 1, 2010. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses reporters after meeting Cambodia's top officials in Phnom Penh November 1, 2010.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is done seeking votes.

Clinton, who is secretary of state under President Barack Obama, said Sunday she is not planning to run again for president or any other political office.

"I am very happy doing what I'm doing, and I am not in any way interested in or pursuing anything in elective office," the former first lady told "Fox News Sunday."

Her comments followed Washington speculation that Obama might tap her for vice president when he seeks re-election in 2012 and move Vice President Joe Biden to the State Department. The White House and Biden denied such reports.

After eight years in the White House as the wife of President Bill Clinton, Clinton won two terms as a senator from New York before losing the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination to Obama. She said she was not interested in a rematch.

"I love what I'm doing," Clinton said. "I am committed to doing what I can to advance the security, the interests and the values of the United States of America."

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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