The mayor of New York City just may be the second most powerful elected position in U.S. politics, only behind the presidency. Located inside City Hall in the heart of Manhattan’s bustling and brightly lit Broadway, the Big Apple’s mayoral office is arguably the most influential in the world.
And it looks like Hillary Clinton has her eyes all over it.
Hillary Clinton post-election seems to be spending her time seeing various Broadway shows, & I for one strongly support it pic.twitter.com/jH6Y2wI7ZC
— Phin (@phineaschap) February 16, 2017
The former Democratic candidate who won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election but lost in a shocking electoral upset to President Donald Trump has reportedly been flirting with the idea of a run for New York City mayor in the upcoming election set for Nov. 7. The former New York senator and two-time presidential candidate returned to her hometown of Chappaqua, New York after the national election, but has been seen attending several Broadway musicals just steps from her potential next office and traveling throughout the city’s Burroughs many nights over recent weeks.
During each of her surprise appearances, theaters have erupted in standing ovations.
If Clinton intended on launching yet another campaign for elected office, she’d need to announce rather soon, as well as make some fundamental changes to her and former President Bill Clinton’s current living situation. In order to run for New York City mayor, one must be a city resident by Election Day, meaning the Clintons would need to establish permanent residency in one of the five boroughs by Nov. 7.
If she did decide to run, the odds appeared to be ever in Clinton’s favor. Though incumbent Democratic Mayor Bill De Blasio – who endorsed Clinton for president in 2016 – has yet to announce whether he’d seek re-election, polls showed Clinton would defeat him regardless, and was leading against all other hypothetical candidates. Clinton hasn’t yet released a statement on the issue whatsoever, though she has reportedly been taking calls on the matter and listening to some of her closest advisors pitches for the run.post was originally published on this site