REPORT: Hillary Might Run For New York City Mayor

From the New York Daily News:

Hillary Clinton left open the possibility of running for mayor of New York City this year in a private conversation with a top Democrat, a well-placed source told the Daily News. Clinton, who is being pressed by many New York Dems to get back into the game by running for mayor, did not rule out challenging current City Hall occupant Mayor de Blasio in that conversation, the source said.

Although de Blasio has close ties to the Clintons — having worked at different points in his career for both of them — their relationship frayed during the 2016 White House race, when he initially refused to endorse Hillary’s bid. So far, no high-profile Democrat has jumped in to challenge de Blasio, whose term ends at the end of this year.

He won in a landslide in 2013, but his poll numbers have languished since, dragged down in large part because of numerous law enforcement probes into his fundraising. A run for mayor of New York — often described as the second hardest job in American politics — would put Clinton back on the global stage, but many in politics are skeptical that the former Secretary of State would ever jump back into the fray.

The Breitbart crowd and their ilk surely cannot wait to bring back all their insane hatred.

  • HZ81

    Um, ,maybe I can see this happening. Maybe.

    Hope she puts affordable housing next to Trump Tower.

    • Rex

      A Planned Parenthood office and an LGBT center.

      • HZ81

        That’d rule.

      • McSwagg

        Add a mosque for a trifecta.

    • Randy Ellicott

      Or seize the tower in an “Eminent domain” land grab…

      • MonochromeMouse

        Turn it into a YUUUUGE municipal parking deck.

      • Jerry

        The foreign mortgage holders might not be pleased.

      • JCF

        That’s MY fantasy!

    • glass

      Maybe it suddenly gets quarantined for a horribly contagious virus and needs 90 days to be disinfected. Oh the lost revenue that would ensue!

  • Gustav2

    Out of work Clintonistas floating a trial lead balloon.

    • Circle Thomas

      I know most of the out of work Clintonistas pretty well on a personal level, and I’m having an incredibly hard time believing this on any level.

      • Gustav2

        I just don’t see it happening.

  • Paula

    That would be great. She could see that the feds have to reimburse the city for all the security. A true thorn in Trumpster’s side.

    • Gee

      No .The Clinton’s had their 15 minutes

      • MonochromeMouse

        Fuck that, President Clinton had what she rightfully won, and earned, stolen from her. She deserves revenge and will be able to help prevent some of the damage trump the traitor will cause.

        • dr morbius


          • Gene

            talking to yourself, we all presume?

        • Scott R

          She didn’t win. She lost. Speaking as a lefty New Yorker, now she and her sense of entitlement should go away.

          • MonochromeMouse

            3 million more voters say otherwise.

          • Librarykid

            I think she should take some time off and get out of the spotlight. In other words, Give it a rest. Please.

          • Dk6

            she didn’t even campaign in Michigan or Wisconsin, she ran a cynical campaign targeting only those who would (supposedly) vote for her, she relied on numbers coming out of HQ rather than ppl on the ground-her campaign sucked regardless of whether the election was fair. I, as a fellow lefty NYer, will not be voting for her

      • pablo

        It would be interesting to see her as mayor of NYC authorize an invasion of Newark.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        bernie has had his too…..

        • Greg

          but no one mentioned him.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Nobody needed to mention him… was implied

    • Gene

      YES! I agree. and, her competence would be a WONDERFUL contrast to the incompetence of the TRUMP (and the significance of their HOME picking her…AGAIN…and socially snubbing him, would be GALLING to the bigoted fool)

      Needless to say, she also has the great advantage of actually being UP to the job

  • Ben May

    jesus christ, no. can’t she just retire?

    • Rex

      She darned Bill’s socks and made him dinner, now she needs something to do.

      • Gerry Fisher

        I think she’s a great policy person. Think tank work? The Dems could really use some policy research and papers on how to move forward with globalization without leaving the lower and middle classes (especially in rural areas) behind. If she can do some work to figure that one out, it would be quite a gift to her country and another feather in her cap. (Perhaps “children and families” is a policy area that’s closer to her heart.)

        • Cackalaquiano

          I’m liking Think Tank for her at this point.

  • Rex

    She has too much to offer to sit home and bake cookies for the grandkid.

  • ErikDC

    Clinton as the mayor overseeing Trump Tower?


  • james1200
    • Gerry Fisher

      Yeaaah. We need to move on.

    • houstonray

      Tuvok speaks his mind!

  • lenvus

    I love HRC. I am mourning that we don’t have her as our President-elect. But…this just seems weird. From U.S. Senator, to U.S. presidential candidate to … candidate for NYC mayor? Please, Ms. Clinton, just stay out of the political limelight until the 2020 election cycle and then kick Trump’s ass. Do do otherwise reeks of mere desperation.

  • Mike C

    She’d win. But no thanks. Come on, she doesn’t even live here. Never has. Are there no vacant offices in Westchester?

  • AtticusP

    I call bullshit on this report.

    If she isn’t sick and tired of serving as a piñata for the far right, then she is too masochistic to run for public office.

    Why not have Anthony Weiner run as vice-mayor on the same ticket while we’re at it? After all, Trump is the president-elect. We are already through the looking glass.

    • AW

      Anthony Weiner just needs to change his political affiliation from Democrat to Republican and all would be forgiven, he’d even be elected to office again.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        Anthony Weiner just needs to change his planet of residence.

  • Treant

    Eh, I’m not sure how I feel about this. I mean, if she must, well, OK. But I can’t say I’m all that enthused after her being the Presidential candidate, Senator, and First Lady.

    • S of S too.

      • Treant

        Tru dat. Nice new photo, by the way. It just got warmer in here.

        • Lol, thanks. I just changed it on Facebook, forgot this account was connected. 😁

  • Butch

    With all due respect, I think it’s time to bow out for a while.

    • ErikDC

      C’mon now. We all know Hillary Clinton isn’t bowing out until she is 6 feet under.

      • Paul

        Then maybe she should do something like start a foundation to advance women in politics or something like that.

    • She’s too smart to lay too low. But I would recommend that she look for a project that takes her outside the US often for a year or so. Standing around on the sidelines is a horrible place to be, especially under these circumstances. She shouldn’t disappear, but she shouldn’t be in DC for awhile either.

  • DrRobY

    Take a year off and then start campaigning for the 2018 candidates in areas where appropriate.

    • Lawerence Collins

      This country needs to move far away from corporatist establishment candidates like her

      • Gene

        have you…uh…noticed who the electorate elected…and, seeing the other option within its own primary, chose?

        the voters I speak to who voted for trump WANTED him in office because he is seen as pro business. Most of my Democratic associates (AND myself I will add) wanted her for the same reason, but understanding that like her husband, she would be good for business, and the environment, and GLBT rights, and minority rights, and immigrant rights..and had a lot of experience in gov. and had been a successful Sec. of State.

        hate to break it to you Lawerence, but the right (repubs) middle (independents) and most Democrats are NOT anti business or anti growth. If that has not dawned on you yet…it needs to. quick

        • dr morbius

          Yes, that’s exactly what Goldman Sachs and the rest of the thieves represent, “growth.”

          • Gene

            do you want to win, or do you want to keep losing with losers like that asshat from VT? Ask around. she had way more people go “nope..she is to far to the left for me” in MI, OH, PA and WI than young college students (the term you are looking for is “immature”) who “just could not get on board…she had Emails! She spoke to bankers!” (note…contrary to what fools in bubbles think, most American votes DONT hate business/bankers. sorry to the one showing you reality)

        • Lawerence Collins

          People of this country may be those things, but the bought politicians on both sides have lead us to exactly where we are now.
          My opinion, Hillary is marginally better than GOP thugs as she’s finally pro LGBT and abortion rights.
          She’s what moderate republicans used to be.

  • Lazycrockett

    I dont believe it.

  • Rex

    The Presidential campaign didn’t kill her, so must have made her stronger.
    She’s not going to sit back and retire, it’s her life now and she’ll be back.

  • Timothy W.

    Or she could come here and replace Ed Lee

    • stevenj

      I’d rather see termed out state legislator and city resident Mark Leno run for mayor.

    • Robincho

      A jar of mayonnaise would be an improvement over Ed Lee…

  • Ben in Oakland

    Just don’t do it. Retire. Enjoy your grandchildren. There is nothing to be gained

    • Cackalaquiano

      I would. But I’m cut from a far lazier piece of cloth than folks like Hillary.

    • Derrick Johns

      I was going to say the same thing, Ben. They should sit on the back porch of their country New York home, and play with the grandchildren. But don’t employ any young women there . We’ve got to keep an eye on Grandpa’ Bill.

  • Mark

    Private conversation with a top Democrat?? Hillary better get it that none of them have any balls whatsoever…

  • Dot Beech

    Noooooooooo. Please, no.

    Governor of New York, please.

    • Lazycrockett

      This I could see and would be wise cause we all know Cuomo is gonna run in 2020. I just don’t see Hillary going after a sitting dem in any race.

  • DevineBovine

    Go away. Please, please go away

  • EqualityForAll

    I feel badly for her, but what’s next? Heading up the Department of Canine Apprehension (Dog Catcher)?

  • ArchiLaw

    I love this woman, but please don’t!

  • Lawerence Collins

    No! No! No! No more neoliberalism! She needs to go away!

  • MikeBx2

    I do not believe Hillary Clinton will ever run for any office again, and especially not for a mayorship.

  • jawnbc

    Would be a terrible move. de Blasio’s useless, but her challenging him would be divisive. Let someone part of the NYC Democratic machine do their dirty work.

    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      It would also help if a mayoral candidate ACTUALLY LIVED IN NEW YORK CITY. She lives in Chappaqua a town about 30 miles north of the city. Let her run for mayor of there.

      • Circ09

        Did Clinton ever actually live in NY before deciding to run for the Senate? Didn’t stop her then.

        • No, it didn’t but NY liked having a high profile senator. The precedent for that was Bobby Kennedy who had hardly lived there when he ran either. But mayor is something else and I don’t think that idea is going to fly and she’d just look stupid even for trying.

  • Edward von Behrer

    No, no, no!!! Our current mayor—a liberal Democrat—is doing a very good job. He should not be punished just because a Clinton wants something to do and has decided she wants to be mayor of a place where she, incidentally, has NEVER lived. Grow up. Get over yourself.

  • AJ

    Personally I’m still hoping for Michelle Obama to become Mayor of Chicago.

    • dr morbius

      bcz celebrity

      • AJ

        She’s a former attorney at one of the largest law firms in the country, former assistant commissioner in Chicago’s own city government in the 90s, former associate dean at UChicago, and later VP of community & external affairs for the University of Chicago’s hospitals.

        Yep, she’s totally unqualified to run for mayor in Chicago, nor would her upbringing on the South Side give her more insight to the problem’s plaguing the city than Rahm.

        • yeah, she’s actually totally qualified and people sort of love her. she should rest and do some indie charity work for a while, and run in a couple of cycles. people will be longing for her then.

          • People love her because she’s stayed out of political stuff for the most part. The moment people like that announce they are running their approval ratings plummet. It’s happen too many times to count. I think Michelle is better off doing important work raising money and awareness for issues that are important to her and to the country.

  • AJ

    As for Hillary, there’s a rumor that Senator Durbin from Illinois is retiring at the end of his term. Hillary could always rush back to her home state and be our senator for a bit. I’d be perfectly fine her and Tammy Duckworth representing the Land of Lincoln in the senate.

    Or Senator Michelle Obama. I’m also ok with that too.

    • AndyinChicago

      She hasn’t been from Illinois in decades. We don’t need her here. Democrats need to learn a lesson from Martha Coakley: learn when to stop running a dud.

      • AJ

        That didn’t stop her from becoming Senator from New York. Not that I actually think she would run, mind you.

  • dr morbius

    GO AWAY, you foul right-wing Democrat who gave us the Don.

  • SFBruce

    I’d love to see Clinton someplace in public life, but I’d hate to see a fight between two strong democrats.

    • TuuxKabin

      Who’s the other ‘strong’ one? /s

  • Stubenville

    Here’s a thought; retire.

  • xtal

    If she runs, she has my vote.

  • Halou

    I always thought politicians who failed to win the presidency faded into obscurity, or at most retained their previous position and kept quiet for the rest of their political life.

    • grada3784

      Not always.

      Andrew Johnson went to the Senate. John Quincy Adams went to the HoR. Taft became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

  • MarkBuster

    Do it! The NY crowd is madly in love with her.

  • There was a rumor several years ago Bill would run for mayor of New York. He actually would have been great at it 12 years ago. It was just a rumor. I do not think Hillary would run for Mayor of New York, that job is all about dealing with unions and working out headaches and this simply is not her style. I do not see her running for elected office again — I could see her becoming President of a Wellesley or another prestigious academic insitution actually, or getting into publishing or something like this.

  • retire, already. just say, “i’ve lived the fullest possible life a politician and power player could ask for. time to enjoy my laurels and move behind the scenes.” some things float and kick to the top, but sometimes new things have to emerge from a clear pool, unblocked by the deficits caused by a lifetime of fighting uphill.

  • TominDC

    I’m not convinced she can do a significantly better job than a “generic” democrat as the mayor of NYC.

    The only thing it’d give her is a platform/voice to counter whatever the Orange Menace is up to, and she can probably do that far better elsewhere (e.g. head of some foundation, think tank, whatever).

  • justmeeeee

    Here’s a novel idea: how about having a New Yorker as mayor of New York City?

  • bob

    We get to watch her lose twice in a row! Yippee!

    Though, she would fit right in, as New York politics are as corrupt as you can get.

  • JellyDonut

    i support her no matter what she does….just tell me where to send the check

  • pablo

    Anything that gets her out of Democratic Party politics, I’m for. Are New Yorkers already over de Blasio?

    • TuuxKabin

      From day one.

  • A Black

    Hillary please…go enjoy your millions with your grandchildren.

  • gothambear

    If she lost it would be even more deeply humiliating but De Blasio is a dope and deserves to lose – he was unbelievably rude and dismissive of Bloomberg who is coalescing the opposition to get his revenge. Not smart.

  • No. If DeBlasio isn’t going to run, then fine, but challenging him would just be an ego-driven shit-show. I think she’s better than that and if not I’d rather not find out. There are a lot of things she can do that would make a difference. This is not it. I hope this is a dumb rumor. An idea thought out loud but not seriously considered.

  • What exactly would be the point right now?

    Secretary Clinton, you had your chance for the Presidency, twice. I so wanted you to win. Hell, I’d have been happy for you if you’d spent the rest of your political career as a Senator for New York state. At this point, rather than it be your swan-song, why not let the NYC mayorship be the political stepping stone for someone younger, with a future ahead of them, rather than just a past behind them?

    Trouble is, you keep underestimating just how far your enemies will go to try to destroy anything you’re involved in. And the Democratic party and it’s leaders just don’t have the backbone to fight back hard enough. To fight back against those who would rather see the country go down in flames — and all of its non-millionaire citizens suffer needlessly — than to allow the Democrats to lead it in any meaningful sense.

    Just retire. You and Bill, go back to running your charity foundation because unlike the barking yam’s scam foundation, yours has been doing actual good all around the globe. (And it should tell you everything that the President-Elect caught almost no shit at all, even after it was exposed that he never gave to charity himself and used his foundation as a personal piggy bank for baubles and bribes — yet you and Bill caught all kinds of shit for doing nothing at all wrong with yours.)

    But sad to say, right now your most lasting legacy is you just showed the entire world how awful Americans can really be, and just how incredibly deep-seated misogyny, xenophobia and hate are in America’s masculinity-worshiping maladjusted culture.

  • Henry Auvil

    Please. She doesn’t even live there.

  • JCF

    I have all kinds of mixed feelings. I don’t hate the idea (if deB’s not running), but generally speaking, I’d like to deepen the Dem bench w/ fresh blood.

    However, I AM rather pissed at a bunch of the disrespectful comments on this thread. I don’t know if some of y’all are BBusters, or just still nursing your post-November trauma (I get that), but Hillary deserves the space to make up her own g-d mind, w/o contemptuous displays of pique. Get TF over yourselves!

  • pipslvr

    Time to move on and retire, girl

  • goofy_joe

    Take a breath, enjoy your family, rest a little and really take time to look inward as to why you lost this election, and then maybe come back in a few years when you’re not challenging a sitting Democrat to the office to run.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Oh just fucking GO AWAY ALREADY.

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    Naw, this is just BS. NYC would be a come down. Hills & Bill probably plans on helping the Dems behind the scenes like Obama will be doing.

  • Piona O.

    NO NO NO NO, no more please. Hillary, take yourself to the elephant’s graveyard where failed politicians go to die. Emulate Nixon and Carter and write a series of books. Get yourself a tv talk show. But don’t ever beg to be voted for EVER EVER AGAIN.

  • David

    I like Hillary, but come on girl, it’s time to retire. Go enjoy your grandkids, walk your dog, work at the foundation.