John Kerry not ruling out 2020 presidential run

John Kerry isn’t ruling out a run for President in 2020.

The 74-year-old former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and 2004 Democratic Presidential Nominee was asked about a presidential run while speaking at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy Forum.

When asked directly about running against Donald Trump, he first made a joke about dodging the question, but then got serious, saying, “I’m not taking anything off the table. Am I going to think about it? Yeah, I’m going to think about it. I haven’t been running around to the most obvious states, laying any groundwork or doing anything.”

The former Secretary of State lost the 2004 election to George W. Bush in a close race.

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Back in September, current President Trump said of Kerry’s potential 2020 aspirations, "I see that John Kerry, the father of the now terminated Iran deal, is thinking of running for President. I should only be so lucky - although the field that is currently assembling looks really good - FOR ME!"

If Kerry does run for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, he joins a crowded field of potential contenders including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Beto O’ Rourke.