Gregoire for president

SEATTLE -- Former Gov. Christine Gregoire is part of the "deep bench" of female contenders for the 2016 presidential race, said EMILY's List, a non-profit that aims to get pro-choice Democratic women in office.

EMILY's List president Stephanie Schriock was quoted by the political website as naming Gregoire, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Homeland Security Janet Napolitano among a list of possible presidential candidates -- that is, if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decides not to run.

Schriock declined to tell the website whether she'd had any conversations with Gregoire or the other women about their potential hopes for the Oval Office.