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Clinton to Decide After First of Year on Presidency Run

Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Hillary Clinton said she’ll decide “after the first of the year” whether to run again for the presidency of the U.S.

“I have a very clear vision with an agenda of what I think needs to be done,” Clinton, 66, said today at an event in Mexico City. “Obviously I’m thinking about it, but I have not made a decision yet.”

Clinton, who lost to eventual winner Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign and then served under him as secretary of State, is the favorite for the Democratic nomination for 2016.

In a June ABC News/Washington Post poll, 72 percent of self-described liberals said they would vote for her in a Democratic primary. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Vice President Joe Biden tied for second with 8 percent each.

The wife of former President Bill Clinton was speaking at an event for recipients of scholarships from a foundation run by billionaire Carlos Slim, the world’s second-richest person. Another potential presidential candidate, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, visited Mexico City earlier this week.

A Slim-backed charity contributed at least $1 million to the Clinton Foundation’s drive to raise $250 million for its endowment. U.S. law bans foreigners such as Slim, who was born in Mexico and continues to live there, from giving to political campaigns, so a possible Clinton presidential run wouldn’t be competing for his dollars.

To contact the reporter on this story: Patricia Laya in Mexico City at

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Sarah Rabil at Crayton Harrison, Mark McQuillan

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