MSNBC News: Clinton ‘will be out of the race by Christmas’

The campaign announced Friday that Hillary Clinton will be out “by Christmas” and will be unable to be on the ballot in more than a dozen states.

“The campaign will not be able to secure the necessary signatures in some of these states to secure Hillary Clinton the presidency on Dec. 19,” said the statement.

“The campaign is confident in its ability to collect signatures and conduct this important process, but we are in a very challenging time and it is very important that the American people hear from Hillary as soon as possible.”

It is not clear what exactly Clinton is expected to do about the issues on which she is running, though the statement did not offer any details.

The former first lady and U.S. senator has been plagued by health problems in recent weeks and has said she will not run again in 2020.