Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may not be done with political life just yet. Not two months after losing the election to President-elect Donald Trump, reports of Clinton considering a run for New York City mayor are surfacing.
“She’s talking about it,” a former Democratic elected city official said, notes Newsmax.
“If she ran, she’d win,” a second unnamed source close to the Democratic party added.
Clinton spent eight years as a senator representing New York state. She won the 2000 election against Republican opponent Rick Lazio by a margin of over 12 percentage points. In 2006, she won re-election by over 26 percentage points.
According to Politifact, Clinton’s favorability rating for her time in the U.S. Senate fluctuated between 44 and 58 percent. She hit her high for the period in 2007, just after she announced her first run for president.
In the 2016 presidential election, Clinton won New York City against Trump by almost 23 percentage points, reports The New York Times. Clinton picked up 4.5 million votes while Trump picked up 2.8 million.
According to Newsmax, if Clinton throws her hat into the New York City mayoral race this year, she may face at least nine other Democratic competitors.
Current New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, has faced ongoing criticism since he took office.
“[V]agrancy is way up, along with aggressive panhandling and related intrusions into public spaces,” the New York Post stated, according to Newsmax. “Plus, streets seem dirtier, graffiti is out of control, traffic is a nightmare, and the subways are crowded beyond belief. The Post also said that “the mayor and his administration have been the subject of one state or federal investigation or another from his earliest months in office.”
Sources: Newsmax, PolitiFact, The New York Times / Photo credit: Hillary Clinton/Instagram