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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Comments (2)
wolfboi1970 wrote:
Well that story just sucks… looks like im voting republican in 2012, unless its palin…then nobama will will have to do, again. Why cant the ONLY COMPETANT DEMOCRAT, HILLARY, RUN…for our countries sake….its not right.

Nov 21, 2010 9:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
lel2010 wrote:
Comrade Hilary will run for president in 2012. She doesn’t have to position herself now as obama’s already doing that for her.
Already I get that tingly feeling up and down my leg at the thought of America’s FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT (interesting photo for this article).

Nov 22, 2010 8:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
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