David Axelrod: Hillary Clinton likely ‘the candidate’ for 2016

David Axelrod: Hillary Clinton likely ‘the candidate’ for 2016

It’s most likely Hillary Clinton in 2016, said former senior White House strategist David Axelrod on Friday.

If not Mrs. Clinton, then Vice President Joseph R. Biden, he said, in a morning broadcast.

“I think that Hillary Clinton probably will be the candidate,” he said, on MSNBC. “If she doesn’t run, I think Biden will run.”

His comments are the boldest he’s made to date about the identity of the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, The Hill reported. Mr. Axelrod said in January statements reported by The Wall Street Journal only that Mrs. Clinton would be a “very strong” presidential candidate.

Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Biden have both said they’d consider the role.

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