Hillary Clinton counsels 2020 candidates before their announcements in queenmaker move

Mail Online | 2/5/2016 | Francesca Chambers, Senior White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com
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Hillary Clinton has been counseling prospective 2020 candidates, including Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris, on their bids for the White House.

The women spoke to Clinton, who is poised to play queenmaker next year, before making their presidential announcements.

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Harris' campaign confirmed that a conversation took place between the women before the new year, as the freshman senator sought advice on a presidential bid.

A spokesperson for Klobuchar declined to comment for DailyMail.com's story.

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Clinton wasn't able to break the 'highest and hardest glass ceiling' in America, as she described it.

With her help, one of a record-number of Democratic women seeking the Oval Office just might finish the job, however.

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Five women are seeking the presidency this year. They outnumber of male, Democratic candidates openly competing for the job for the very first time.

Klobuchar joined Harris, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand in the competition when she announced her bid under a veil of snow from her home state of Minnesota on Sunday.

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The women briefly overlapped in the United States Senate, where Clinton represented New York until she joined the Obama administration as secretary of state in early 2009. Klobuchar has been a Minnesota senator since the beginning of 2007 legislative session.

Prior to the declaration, she had a discussion with Clinton, a source told DailyMail.com. Sen. Harris also spoke to Clinton before announcing her bid, the person said.

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The women did not work together in the Senate, but Harris endorsed Clinton in 2015 when she was the attorney general of California and now employs some of Clinton's top-level campaign staffers.

The California Democrat sought out Clinton's advice in the lead-up to her Jan. 21 announcement that she's all-in.

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