If Clinton retires from public service, Democrats say Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) are considered potential successors.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democratic congresswoman from Florida, and Kamala Harris, California’s attorney general, who addressed the convention, also receive mentions.
But there is no obvious front-runner to become the first female Democratic nominee for president in the foreseeable future.
“It’s hard to predict right now. There are women who are outstanding members of the Senate, outstanding members of the House. Clearly Elizabeth Warren if she’s elected to the Senate is someone who will have nationwide notoriety,” said former Rep. Martin Frost (D-Texas), a one-time member of the House Democratic leadership.