Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures during a conference at the Seminar "Mexico Siglo XXI" (Mexico XXI Century) organized by Telmex foundation, in Mexico City, Sept. 5, 2014.
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Hillary Clinton to decide on presidential run in early January


Hillary Clinton added some clarity to the timeline of her potential presidential run Friday, saying she will make a decision after the new year.

“I am going to be making a decision … probably after the first of the year about whether I’m going to run again or not,” the former secretary of state said in Mexico City at a forum hosted by the charitable foundation of Mexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim.

During her last bid for the presidency in 2008, Clinton announced her candidacy on Jan. 20, 2007. Previously, Clinton has said she would decide by the end of 2014.

Slim, the second richest man in the world after Bill Gates, has contributed to the Clinton Foundation, which presented Slim with a philanthropic award in 2012. New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie, another likely 2016 presidential candidate, also attended the event.