10/13/2014 12:24 pm ET

Hillary Clinton May Reveal Her 2016 Plans Even Sooner Than We Thought

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn't yet announced any plans for the 2016 election, but the New York Times reports she may weigh in on a potential presidential run sooner than later.

In September, Clinton said she would decide whether or not to pursue a presidential campaign after Jan. 1, 2015. But the NYT's "First Draft" reported Monday she could speed up any 2016 announcement if the Democrats lose ground in the midterms:

If Democrats lose control of the Senate in the midterm elections, the party may need to quickly pivot to the presidential campaign, several people close to Mrs. Clinton said.

The Democratic Party would look to Mrs. Clinton “as its Noah’s ark,” a vessel on which voters and donors could channel their enthusiasm and frustration, said one of these people, who could discuss the internal deliberations only on the condition of anonymity.

Clinton has recently made stops in several key 2016 states, including Iowa, where she said "it is true" she's thinking about a presidential run. Clinton has also been campaigning for Democrats leading up to the midterm elections, including candidates like Bruce Braley in Iowa, Michelle Nunn in Georgia and Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky.

Read more on Clinton at the New York Times.



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