Secretary of State is my last public position, says Hillary Clinton

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Manama (Bahrain), Dec.4 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is currently on a visit to Bahrain, has said she will not run for president in 2012, and will most likely turn to humanitarian work at the conclusion of her term.

"I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position," said on the sidelines of a town hall meeting appearance in Manama.

According to CBS News, Clinton has repeatedly laughed off rumors that she may seek the highest office in the country, and she was notably out of the country during the mid-term elections when Democrats lost control of the House.

When her current position is over, Clinton "would like to continue working to improve lives for others," she said, adding that she will "probably go back to advocacy work, particularly on women and children and probably around the world."

This marks the first time Clinton has publicly discussed alternatives to political office in her future.

Clinton has formerly worked extensively for the rights of women and children. She went on to note that while she has had a "fascinating and rewarding public career," she particularly enjoyed her time as a lawyer for the Children's Defense Fund, which advocates for abused and neglected children, as well as her women's rights work. (ANI)

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