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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) — A “coronation” of Hillary Clinton’s potential presidential campaign by Democrats would hurt her chances of winning a race for the White House, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said.

“Anytime anybody believes there’s going to be a coronation, that’s dangerous for the candidate,” Trumka told reporters during a breakfast in Washington hosted today by the Christian Science Monitor. “That’s not good for the candidate. Because the candidate needs to be developing a grassroots system and support around the country.”

Clinton, 66, has said she is considering a second presidential campaign, and polls consistently show she’d be the favorite to win the Democratic Party nomination. A primary fight would help her build a campaign network across the country before the 2016 election, said Trumka, head of the nation’s largest labor federation.

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