Bill Clinton Dismisses Hillary-for-Mayor Buzz
Clinton brushed off reports Thursday that Mayor Michael Bloomberg had tried unsuccessfully to woo his missus into considering a run for Gracie Mansion after he's forced out of office in 2014.
"She debunked it, and so I join the debunking," Clinton said, when asked by DNAinfo.com New York what he thought of the idea of his wife as mayor.
Clinton's comments came after a press conference at the Clinton Global Initiative headquarters in Harlem, where he announced that the city's teacher pension fund has pledged $1 billion in new infrastructure investments to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy.
Hillary Clinton is widely expected to be eyeing a run for president in 2016, after she departs her current post as secretary of state.
But Bloomberg — apparently discouraged by the current crop of Democratic mayoral contenders — reportedly tried to convince her to change her mind, arguing that she'd be the perfect candidate for the job.
A Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday, however, found tepid support for a Hillary run for mayor, with 51 percent of city voters and 58 percent of those polled across the state agreeing she shouldn't run.