Elizabeth Warren Resists Liberals' Call to Run in 2016

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Friday, 23 May 2014 09:37 AM

By Melissa Clyne

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As the din escalates calling for Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to run for president in 2016, she holds firm that she has no intention of doing so.

A crowd at the liberal Campaign For America’s Future conference gave her a standing ovation Thursday, The Hill reports, as they chanted “Run, Elizabeth, Run!”

"I appreciate the thought," Warren said. "I am not running for president."

Despite her repeated insistence that she won’t be a candidate, Warren supporters aren’t giving up. She is viewed by many in the progressive wing of her party as an alternative to Hillary Clinton, and President Bill Clinton’s, economic policies concerning issues such as deregulation and the couple’s ties to Wall Street, according to The Hill.

While Hillary Clinton has not declared her intentions, it is widely believed she plans to seek the Democratic nomination.

“Your ideas and the ideas of Bernie Sanders continue to be brought to the American people and you should join together to run for the Democratic nomination,” retired IBM employee Ray Donaldson told her at The New Populism Conference on Capitol Hill, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The Elizabeth Warren for President 2016 Facebook page has more than 11,000 "likes" and is filled with photographs and articles linking to press reports about her as well as her official Facebook page, which has 896,756 likes.

Last fall, Warren, along with all of her female Democratic colleagues in the Senate, signed a letter of support for a Clinton White House bid, according to The Hill, though Warren, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio have called for Democrats’ to move left.

"During the financial crisis, I would say the single issue we've pushed the hardest on was — in return for the tens of billions of dollars that was shoveled in for these biggest financial institutions — a little accountability," Warren told the crowd. "What we got — and I want to be clear and this was under both administrations — was nothing, nothing and nothing out of that."

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