As President Donald Trump settles into the Oval Office that Hillary Clinton had hoped to occupy herself, the Democratic nominee is said by friends to be figuring out her next move, Gabriel Debenedetti wrote at Politico.
Though Clinton has been urged to run for mayor of New York against incumbent fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio, that is not considered likely.
Instead, the 69-year-old former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state might join her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in working to help Democratic candidates across the country.
"I would be surprised [to see Bill Clinton step away from politics] only because he has so many friends who are still involved, who he's worked with for so many years," Skip Rutherford, dean of the University of Arkansas' Clinton School of Public Service and founding president of the Clinton Foundation, told Politico. "Many of the people who are involved in the political world got their starts in the Clinton world, so there's a whole base of people who are connected to both Clintons."
"If someone they knew was running for the Senate or the Statehouse or City Hall, it would be out of character for them not to be supportive," Bill Clinton's first chief of staff Mack McLarty said.
In the meantime, there are others options, including writing and dealing with policy issues.
Then there is fundraising.
With the 2018 midterm elections two years away, Clinton might have regained enough political cache to lend a hand in some way, some Democrats speculate. That could even include participating in former President Barack Obama's Organizing For Action.
"I'm certain Trump will screw up enough that by the fall of '18, Hillary's numbers will be way up again," said former Democratic National Committee chairman and Clinton family friend Ed Rendell.
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