Prospect of 2016 Hillary Candidacy Elbows Out Potential Rivals

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Monday, 07 Apr 2014 09:57 AM

By Elliot Jager

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No potential Democratic candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination has been able to build momentum to challenge Hillary Clinton, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The former secretary of state, U.S. senator, and first lady – who has not said whether she will run – has cornered the political market among influential Democrats, stymieing efforts by potential rivals to raise money or set up their campaign organizations.

Clinton's position is strengthened by the support of the Obama faction of the party that had opposed her candidacy in 2008. The "Ready for Hillary" Super PAC has banked contributions from major Wall Street and West Coast party donors, who are belatedly being solicited – with not much success – by others interested in making a run.

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Among those trying to present themselves as alternatives to Clinton are Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Vice President Joe Biden. With Clinton dominating in the polls, she has the potential of becoming the uncontested nominee of her party, according to the Journal.

Pro-Clinton party insiders relish the chance of avoiding a no-holds-barred primary process while conserving campaign resources for the general election. Those backing other candidates say the party should not anoint anyone without a real contest, the Journal reported.

Others mentioned as possible Democratic candidates include Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are also on the list if Clinton does not run, according to Bloomberg View columnist Albert R. Hunt.

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