WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Clinton says his wife Hillary has not decided whether to run for president in 2008.
In an interview Thursday with CNN, Clinton got into the upcoming New York Senate race by answering an accusation made by a potential opponent that the former first lady was using New York "as a doormat to the White House."
"Jeanine Pirro is wrong," Clinton said. "Hillary has not used any doormat and, by the way, she doesn't even have a Republican opponent yet. I don't know who the Republicans are going to nominate."
In her speech formally launching her Senate campaign Wednesday, Pirro, a three-term district attorney in Westchester County, said Hillary Clinton was out of touch with New Yorkers.
The former president said his wife has been "a great senator for New York."
Recent polls show Hillary Clinton is widely popular in the state and heavily favored to win re-election in 2006.