Reid: Hillary could probably do better than Obama

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. arrives to speak with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, after a Senate Democratic caucus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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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 Judy Woodruff of "PBS NewsHour" 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 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 he said he didn't know of anyone who was a bigger Clinton fan than himself.

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