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Could a Trump-Clinton Rematch Be in the Cards?

Sources tell CNN ex-secretary of state hasn't shut the door on a 2020 bid, but other sources are skeptical
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2019 11:36 AM CST
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets well-wishers following an appearance with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 7, 2019, at Barnard College in New York.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

(Newser) – For those who never want to think about the contentious 2016 presidential race again, some eyebrow-raising news emerged over the weekend: Hillary Clinton may be up for a rematch against Donald Trump. Per the Hill, CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny appeared on his network's Inside Politics on Sunday and said no fewer than three sources had told him that Clinton was telling some people "as recently as this week" that she's not "closing the doors to the idea of running in 2020." What may have contributed to her reassessment of the situation, per Zeleny's sources: the flurry of indictments, including the most recent one of Roger Stone, surrounding those who've been in Trump's camp.

"It does not mean that there's a campaign-in-waiting, or a plan in the works," Zeleny made sure to emphasize. NBC News, however, notes that Clinton has repeatedly said she won't run again, and a source said to be "close to Clinton" tells the network not to give too much weight to the rumors from the other sources. They "[seem] like supportive chatter from people and not much more than that," the NBC source says. And, per CNN, a close Clinton friend tells Zeleny, "It would surprise me greatly if she actually did it." (The race also just got a venti jolt.)

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