GOP's Rob Portman: Hillary Clinton Won't Win Nomination

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Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 11:45 AM

 

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A prominent Republican senator predicted that Hillary Clinton is unlikely to be the 2016 Democratic presidential standard-bearer.

"I still think there's a good shot she won't be their nominee," said Ohio Senator Rob Portman at a Bloomberg News breakfast in Washington. "They are looking for someone new and fresh."

Portman, who earlier this week raised the possibility that he might seek his own party's nomination, downplayed that prospect, saying he intends to run for re-election; his seat is up in 2016.

The Ohio Republican charged that Ms. Clinton's record as secretary of state "is a tough one to sell."

"Name one success," he challenged.

He was a bit vague on who, if not Clinton, might be the Democrats' choice in in two years, citing possibility a "bunch of governors" and saying that "I hear Elizabeth Warren is looking at it." Warren is the populist freshman senator from Massachusetts.

He also questioned whether Hillary Clinton is in sync with today's Democratic party which he said "is more populist and more liberal than when she ran last time." That was in 2008.

Said Portman: "It's no longer the party of Bill Clinton."


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