As she closes in on the launch of a presidential campaign in which she will immediately be the
"One of the biggest issues we face is income inequality, combined with wage stagnation," she said during a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress, an organization founded by her likely campaign chairman,
She described herself as very supportive of an effort by New York Mayor
While her remarks touched on issues that have become top priorities for her party, she avoided a laundry list of policy proposals of the type a candidate might offer and instead sought to associate herself with what she described as a more pragmatic approach to governance in big cities.
"We have cities that are working well because they have been reinventing themselves, and they have done so in a collaborative, inclusive manner," she said, while other cities are struggling in a "political battlefield" where people are "in their ideological bunkers."
Clinton's participation in the panel, which also included Compton Mayor
"Don't be surprised if you get a call to come, and maybe we'll start not too far from here," she said, before clarifying she had a "beautiful domed building" in Washington in mind for Brown -- the Capitol, not the White House.
After the event, Brown praised Clinton's depth of understanding on the challenges urban communities face and said she looks forward to "seeing her back on the national stage."
"If we can really focus on the things that unify us and the issues that really matter, then we can come to some real conclusions," she said.
Clinton is also scheduled to speak at a journalism awards dinner in Washington on Monday. The former secretary of state is expected to formally launch a presidential bid as soon as next month.