Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed today to "spend the rest of my life" with President Clinton, whose relationship with a White House intern led to his impeachment by the House and a failed Senate vote last year to remove him from office.

"I have been with my husband for more than half my life. We've been together--this will be our 25th year of marriage--and we have so much between us and so many shared experiences and a lot of love in our family, and I certainly intend to spend the rest of my life with him," Hillary Clinton said in an interview with WKBW-TV.

The first lady, who is preparing to run for the Senate from New York, made the comments after being told people were saying that "when Bill leaves the White House, she's going to leave him."

She appeared momentarily taken aback by the comment but then quickly offered her thoughts.

Since the president's affair with Monica S. Lewinsky became public, Hillary Clinton has faced questions about the state of her marriage. She usually brushes them aside, although she has said in the past that they are a couple who still love each other.

Hillary Clinton plans to formally enter the Senate race next month and has said she hopes to have her husband and daughter, Chelsea, at her side for the announcement.

Earlier, she predicted victory in the Senate race if she and Democrats get their message out.