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John Kerry 2020? Won’t rule out running for president

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John Kerry
Former
Secretary of State John Kerry is not ruling out a 2020
presidential run.

Gonzalo
Fuentes


  • Former Secretary of State John Kerry would not rule out
    running for president in 2020 when questioned by “Face The
    Nation” host Margaret Brennan.
  • “Talking about 2020 right now is a total distraction
    and waste of time,” Kerry told Brennan, adding, “What we need
    to do is focus on 2018.”
  • Kerry was the Democratic nominee for president in 2004
    but ultimately lost the election to former President George W.
    Bush.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry would not rule out running
for president in 2020 when questioned by “Face The Nation”
host Margaret Brennan in an interview that’s set to
air on Sunday. 

Kerry, who was the Democratic nominee for president in 2004
but ultimately lost to former President George W. Bush, didn’t
dismiss the idea of another campaign.

“Talking about 2020 right now is a total distraction and
waste of time,” Kerry told Brennan, adding, “

What we
need to do is focus on 2018.”

In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s stunning 2016
victory, the 74-year-old Kerry hasn’t given a clear answer as to
whether he still has presidential ambitions. 

In February 2017, for example,
he told The New York Times
, “I haven’t been thinking about it
or talking about it. I haven’t ruled anything in or anything
out.”

Later on, in September, he told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough he
didn’t have “any plans” to run for president but also didn’t rule
it out.

And in January 2018, reports surfaced claiming Kerry had told
Palestinian officials
he planned to run in 2020

As it’s still quite early, there’s no clear frontrunner among
Democrats for the 2020 nomination. But top senators such as Cory
Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Chris Murphy, and Kirsten Gillibrand
have been
pegged as leading contenders
.

Many have also suggested Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is an
independent but ran as a Democrat in 2016, could
throw his hat in the ring once more
.

And former Vice President Joe Biden, who remains popular
nationwide, has also been mentioned in numerous
discussions on potential presidential candidates
. Biden last
month said he’d make up his mind on whether he’s running
by January 2019
.

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