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Clinton: 'Pragmatic and realistic' about 2016

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
FILE - In this June 10, 2011 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as the arrives at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia. Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)

FILE - In this June 10, 2011 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as the arrives at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia. Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says in an interview with New York Magazine that she is wrestling with running for president but is "pragmatic and realistic" as she considers a potential White House campaign in 2016.

The former secretary of state tells the magazine in an article posted online Sunday that she will do whatever she can "to advocate for the values and the policies I think are right for the country."

Clinton says she has a good idea of the challenges facing the nation's leaders and is weighing the factors that would influence her decision one way or another.

The former first lady is the leading contender for the Democratic nomination if she decides to run.


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