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John Kerry Has 'No Plans Whatsoever' To Run For President In 2016

02/05/2014 01:02 pm ET | Updated Feb 05, 2014
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More than a decade after a failed try at the presidency, Secretary of State John Kerry is not planning another go-round.

In an interview scheduled to air on CNN's "The Lead" Wednesday, Kerry said a 2016 presidential run is not in the cards.

"I'm out of politics," Kerry told CNN. "I have no plans whatsoever. This is my last stop."

The 70-year-old Kerry ran for president in 2004, capturing the Democratic nomination before falling to George W. Bush. Kerry decided against a run in 2008, telling the New York Times that it wasn't "the time" to run again.

After 28 years in the Senate, Kerry was nominated in December 2012 for the Secretary of State position. He was easily confirmed by the Senate in January 2013 by a 94-3 vote.

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