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Hillary Clinton Says No to 2024 Presidential Bid

U.S. News & World Report logo U.S. News & World Report 3/8/2022 Susan Milligan
PITTSBURGH, PA - Democratic Nominee for President of the United States former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her Vice Presidential running mate Senator Tim Kaine, speak to and meet voters at a rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday October 22, 2016. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) © (Melina Mara/The Washington Post/Getty Images) PITTSBURGH, PA - Democratic Nominee for President of the United States former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her Vice Presidential running mate Senator Tim Kaine, speak to and meet voters at a rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday October 22, 2016. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton is disappointing some politically active people. And it's not just her supporters.

The political figure the right wing loves to hate made it very clear Tuesday morning that she is absolutely not running for president again. That's a minor blow for the part of the Democratic base that wants her to make another try, but it's a bigger blow for Republicans who have raised a great deal of money over the years by warning GOPers of the specter of a Hillary Clinton presidency.

"No, no," the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of state said with a laugh during a "Morning Joe" interview Tuesday morning, when Clinton was interviewed to honor International Women's Day

"But I am certainly going to be active in supporting women running for office and other candidates who I think should be reelected or elected, both women and men," Clinton said.

"There's a big debate going on about the future of democracy," along with talk about the economy, climate change, health and other issues, Clinton added. "I will stay active in all those debates."


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Clinton was speaking from Abu Dhabi, where she is the headline speaker at the Forbes 30/50 Summit to celebrate International Women's Day. Clinton was receiving a lifetime achievement award at the event.

After losing the 2016 general election to Republican Donald Trump, Clinton skipped the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and has remained active in politics and policy, particularly in the area of women's rights.

There has been speculation that Clinton might make a go for it in 2024, given incumbent President Joe Biden's age – at 79, Biden is the oldest president to be inaugurated – and the shaky standing of Vice President Kamala Harris in opinion polls.

But while Clinton has a devoted following, she is also a lightning rod for conservatives who invoke the possibility of a Clinton comeback in fundraising emails.

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