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Hillary Clinton has no interest in being Mike Bloomberg's VP candidate: 'Oh, no'

Probably the right choice

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. (Noam Galai/WireImage)

Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said this week that she would not be interested in joining former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg as his running mate.

The possibility originated when unnamed Bloomberg campaign sources told the Drudge Report that Bloomberg was considering Clinton and thought they would make a "formidable" combination.

When asked about the rumor, Bloomberg's communications director didn't confirm or deny its truth.

"We are focused on the primary and the debate, not VP speculation," Jason Schechter said in a statement, according to the New York Post.

Clinton killed those rumors during a Tuesday interview on El Vocero de Puerto Rico.

"Oh no," Clinton said when asked about joining the Bloomberg campaign. "I'm just waiting and watching as this plays out. I will support whoever the nominee is."

Clinton was a senator in New York for several years while Bloomberg was mayor of New York City. Clinton went on to run for the Democratic nomination twice, losing to former President Barack Obama in 2008, and defeating Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in 2016 before losing the general election to President Donald Trump.

Clinton has (mostly) indicated that she's not interested in becoming anyone's vice president, although she has a habit of wording her denials in a way that leaves the door slightly open.

"I never say never because I believe in serving my country," Clinton told Ellen DeGeneres about vice presidential aspirations. "But it's never going to happen."

The choice to distance herself from Bloomberg looked even wiser after the billionaire's abysmal performance during the Nevada presidential debate Wednesday night, when the other primary candidates took turns teeing off on his reported racist and sexist comments, his support of stop and frisk, and his history of sexual misconduct allegations.

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