By CNN Political Unit
(CNN) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi kept the “Hillary Clinton for president in 2016” refrain alive in an interview published Sunday.
“Why wouldn’t she run? She’s a magnificent secretary of state,” Pelosi told the San Francisco Chronicle when asked about Clinton’s 2016 ambitions. “She’s our shot.”
The Democratic congresswoman and former House speaker similarly stoked the flames in April, describing the prospect as “so exciting.”
Clinton, the former first lady and New York senator, has consistently shot down speculation of a future political run, saying her current State Department post will be her last in public office. But her insistence has done little to quell the rumors.
Former President Clinton on Thursday left the door ajar to a 2016 run by his daughter, Chelsea, or wife, Hillary, saying, “we will just see.”
“Chelsea will be too young, I think, maybe not quite. Hillary says she’s going to retire. We will just see. You know, I think she intends to come home and start doing a lot of the charitable work,” Clinton said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “She has worked so hard for 20 years, you know?”