Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is telling Democratic Party officials she is a team player who wants to lead their party, not someone who wants to stage a left-wing coup and take it.
"Last year I was running for re-election, but I didn't hold back," Warren told donors at a recent fundraiser held in San Francisco for the Democratic National Committee, reports The New York Times. "In fact, I raised or gave more than $11 million helping get Democrats elected up and down the ballot around the country."
She also noted she sent contributions "to all 50 state parties, the national committees, and the redistricting fight."
Warren has often said she leans to the left side of the party and is "with" Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., but she is signaling she wants to help recapture the Senate and keep the House in the 2020 election.
According to the Times, Warren wants to avoid alienating party leaders like Sanders did in 2016 and to ease concerns she might be too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump in a general election matchup.
Warren has also been careful to keep from criticizing Sanders while making it clear she does not want to create a power base that will compete against the party if she is elected.
In July, she was one of the first candidates signing onto a pledge that she will not create an organization to compete with national or state Democratic parties.
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