Hillary Clinton has begun to plot her return to politics following her surprising defeat to President Donald Trump in November.
The failed presidential candidate and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have been discussing with advisers their future in Democratic politics and how they can help the party rebuild following its poor showing in 2016, Politico reported Monday.
Rumors in the past few weeks had surfaced that Clinton advisers and supporters were encouraging her to run for mayor of New York City against incumbent Bill de Blasio, a fellow Democrat. However, another Clinton run for public office remains highly unlikely, according to Politico.
“I don’t think a team of mules could drag them to do that,” former Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor said of rumors that either Clinton would run for another public office.
Instead, the Clintons have been focused on understanding the failures of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and what caused her to lose to Trump despite his high unpopularity rating at the time of the election. The Clintons have reportedly been poring through election data trying to understand why the Democratic nominee underperformed on Election Day, Politico reported.
The one-time secretary of state has been in contact with a range of ex-aides, studying presentations as she tries to better understand the forces behind her shocking November defeat.
Included among those presentations has…