by Catalina Camia, USA TODAY
Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Nancy Pelosi's prayers, and the House minority leader is appealing to a higher power about the 2016 presidential race.
"I pray that Hillary Clinton decides to run for president of the United States," Pelosi, D-Calif., told a Little Rock audience on Thursday, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
"Nobody has been first lady and senator and now secretary of State," Pelosi said. "Putting everything aside that she is a woman, she'd be the best qualified person."
There is no shortage of Democrats who are openly pining for Clinton to take another shot at running for the White House, but the former secretary of State and former New York senator has been mum about her political future. EMILY's List launched its "Madam President" campaign on Thursday, making clear it's time for a woman in the White House, and the Ready for Hillary super PAC is urging on Clinton.
Pelosi was in Arkansas for an event at the Clinton School of Public Service - named for former president BIll Clinton - when she spoke about what kind of statement it would make if Hillary ran and won.
"Think of the message it sends to women in the world," she said. "The most powerful figure in the world is a woman, and she also happens to be the most qualified for the job."
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