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Reid compares Hillary favorably to Obama

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks at the center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. Reid spoke about ending the current gridlock in the Senate that according to him is harming the nation's ability to address key challenges. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he thinks Hillary Clinton could “handle things probably even better” than President Barack Obama.

The Nevada Democrat had effusive praise for the former secretary of state when PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff asked about a potential Clinton presidential run in 2016.

Reid said in the interview aired Wednesday that he thinks Clinton’s work as senator and as the nation’s top diplomat was remarkable.

He added that he has “such admiration” for Obama, whom he endorsed in 2008.

But he thinks the former first lady could top even Obama’s record.

Reid didn’t directly answer Woodruff’s question about whether he’d like to see Clinton run, but said he didn’t know of anyone who was a bigger Clinton fan than himself.