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Biden says he’s not interested in serving in a Clinton administration

Reuters, Staff Report

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday he is not interested in serving under Democrat Hillary Clinton if she is elected president.

“I’ll do anything I can if Hillary’s elected to help her, but I don’t want to remain in the administration,” Biden said in an interview with NBC’s KBJR affiliate in Duluth, Minnesota.

On Thursday, Politico reported that Clinton’s campaign was considering Biden for secretary of state if she wins the Nov. 8 election.

Biden was at the top of the internal short list Clinton’s transition team is preparing for her pick to be secretary of state, the website quoted a source familiar with the planning as saying.

“He’d be great, and they are spending a lot of time figuring out the best way to try to persuade him to do it if she wins,” the source said.

The vice president, who chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before joining the Obama administration, is one of the most experienced and respected Democrats on the world stage.