Bill Clinton: 'Wife might run for something'

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:21pm

(CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton joked he's trying not to make too many waves because his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "might run for something."

"One of the sad things is, of course, since you don't have any power, nobody cares what you say - except if your wife might run for something you've got to avoid messing up too bad," Bill Clinton said Saturday in Michigan.

Hillary Clinton, a former first lady and senator from New York, is considered the overwhelming front-runner for the Democratic nomination, should she decide to throw her hat in the ring in 2016.

Bill Clinton, the 42nd president, former governor of Arkansas and a popular figure in the Democratic Party, has been hitting the campaign trail to support candidates as his party heads into a tough midterm election season, in hope of maintaining Democratic control of the U.S. Senate.

On Saturday he spoke to the Michigan Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Detroit, where he rallied the audience to show up and vote this fall.

Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan announced last year, at 78, that he would not seek re-election in 2014. Three-term U.S. Rep. Gary Peters is running to keep the seat in Democratic hands.

And while the GOP hasn't won a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan in two decades, it hopes to break that streak come November with Republican Terri Lynn Land, Michigan's former secretary of state.  

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