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Chances Of New Prez Run Close To Zero, Clinton Says

Hillary Clinton tells FOX she's out of the running-for-president biz for good. And she doesn't want Harry Reid's job either. This, a couple of days after saying she doesn't want to be a Supreme Court Justice.

Which begs the question: What does she want?

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton, who failed against Barack Obama in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, has told US television that this year's White House run likely will be her last.

Asked by Fox television about the chances she will run for president again, Senator Clinton responded "probably close to zero". The former first lady added she is quite happy serving as one of two US senators representing the state of New York.

"I love being in the Senate," said Senator Clinton, who added she had no interest in vying for the job of leader of Senate Democrats or for a seat on the US Supreme Court.

Senator Clinton narrowly lost out in her bid for the Democratic nomination to Senator Obama, who leads his Republican opponent, John McCain, in the opinion polls. She said her own White House ambitions were likely over.

"I ran for president because I thought we had to make drastic changes, given what I viewed as the damage the Bush Administration had done here at home and abroad," she said. "Now I'm going to work very hard with President Obama to repair that damage."

She predicted a big win for the Democrats. "I think that the mood in the country and the way voters are making their decisions points to a big victory for Democrats starting at the top of the ticket with Barack."

Agence France-Presse


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