Top political donor and close friend says the former Secretary of State will seek a presidential bid in 2016
UNCONFIRMED: Hillary Clinton will seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
According to a report by the Greek Reporter, Angelo Tsakopoulos, a top donor and friend to the Clintons, confirmed that Hillary Clinton will seek the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election.
“Hillary will be our next President and she will be a great one,” Tsakopoulos told the Greek Reporter at a private event in California this past weekend. When asked if it was confirmed, he replied, “I talk to her husband, and he confirmed it. She will run.”
The Greek Reporter states that Tsakopoulos’ daughter, Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis, who is the U.S. ambassador to Hungary, was sworn into office in January 2010 by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“My daughter will continue serving as an Ambassador for the next three months, and then she will return to the U.S. to help elect Hillary [as] President,” Tsakopoulos told the Greek Reporter.
The site said Clinton’s office did not respond for comment.
Much speculation has surrounded the former secretary of state and whether she will consider a presidential run, despite her constant dismissal of the rumors. She recently launched a new website, www.HillaryClintonOffice.com, which spurred more rumors that she might soon be seeking a presidential bid. But Hillary said she is "not thinking about anything like that right now."
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