Draft Warren Campaign to No Longer Draft Warren
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) finally convinced somebody she’s not running for president: the organizers trying to draft her into the primary.
Warren has been at pains to convey her unwillingness to enter the 2016 Democratic primary against frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Run Warren Run, which garnered almost 400,000 signatures to woo the progressive upstart, appears to have finally gotten the hint.
“We still think there’s plenty of time for Sen. Warren to change her mind, but now that we’ve shown that she has the support she would need to mount a winning a campaign, we’re excited to take the grassroots juggernaut we’ve built with our members and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Warren in the battles ahead,” the organization said in a statement Tuesday morning.
“The Run Warren Run campaign has changed the conversation by showing that Americans are hungry for Elizabeth Warren’s agenda—an agenda that rejects the rigged status quo in Washington and puts working and middle-class Americans over corporate interests.”
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D), both of whom share Warren’s issue profiles, have entered the race in recent weeks as liberal challengers to the more centrist Clinton. Warren has insisted she can more effectively change policies as a senator than as a presidential candidate. But what about her #brand?
[h/t The Hill]
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