Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said during a town hall that she would consider a run for president for 2020 once the November midterm elections are over.
“After November 6, I will take a hard look at running for president,” Warren told a crowd gathered in Holyoke, Mass., which earned an extended standing ovation, CBS News reported.
“After November 6, I will take a hard look at running for president,” @SenWarren says at a town hall in Holyoke, to an extended standing ovation.
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) September 29, 2018
The inspiring comment is among the strongest of any prospective Democratic presidential candidate that they would run for the party’s nomination.
Only one other Democrat has taken a firmer stance on their run for president, and that is Representative John Delaney (D-Md.), who has already formally announced his run.
Should Warren campaign for president, she would enter a very crowded Democratic primary and might face fellow Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)m Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and last but not least American hero Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Warren is considered a darling of the progressive wing in the Democratic Party at a time when many of the prospective candidates want to appeal to that wing of the party.
While Elizabeth Warren decided against a run for president back in 2016, she was on the vice presidential shortlist in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton ultimately picked Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.).
If Senator Warren were to run for president and win the nomination, then her longtime personal feud with Donald Trump.
would be escalated. The president has, like the racist he is, dubbed her “Pocahontas,” because she is of Native American heritage. Senator Warren has been a consistent critic of the incompetent Trump White House.
Warren is running for reelection in the Senate this year, but it is extremely likely that she will win and get her second term.