Reporting Craig Dellimore
CHICAGO (CBS) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is back in Chicago for some fundraising, and that has Mayor Emanuel talking about her possible presidential run, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel introduced Hillary Clinton at the Jewish United Fund event. When asked about the former Secretary of State’s possible presidential aspirations, the mayor, a former Clinton White House veteran, was not surprisingly very supportive.
“First of all, I am always excited to have her back to the city of Chicago, her home, and I do believe that if Hillary runs she is not only the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, she is the front runner for being president and I told her I would support her if she decides to run,” said Emanuel.
The mayor said with Hillary Clinton visiting Chicago twice within six weeks, he suggested to her she should just get a condo here.
Mayor Emanuel wasn’t the only politician talking Clinton’s potential run.
“Hillary Clinton is the odds on favorite to be the Democratic nominee and to be elected president, if she makes that decision,” said Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.
Though even her fans raise some red flags.
“Her work as Secretary of State with the exception of this issue of Benghazi which isn’t going away, has been outstanding and I think she would be viewed by anyone, Republican or Democrat, as a formidable candidate,” said Arizona Republican Senator John McCain.