Clinton says she is 'pragmatic and realistic' about potential White House campaign in 2016


FILE - In this July 9, 2013 photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton applauds international delegates to the during the Women in Public Service Project leadership symposium, at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. For all the talk that the former secretary of state intended to slow down after two decades in national political life, Clinton is keeping a busy schedule that amounts to a training camp for a second presidential campaign if she decides to run. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton says in an interview with New York Magazine that she is wrestling with running for president but is “pragmatic and realistic” as she considers a potential White House campaign in 2016.

The former secretary of state tells the magazine in an article posted online Sunday that she will do whatever she can “to advocate for the values and the policies I think are right for the country.”

Clinton says she has a good idea of the challenges facing the nation’s leaders and is weighing the factors that would influence her decision one way or another.

The former first lady is the leading contender for the Democratic nomination if she decides to run.