Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., last Thursday said she would serve her full term if re-elected in November, and squashed rumors she would be running for president in 2020, per a report in Politico.
“Yes, that’s my plan. I’m running for the United States Senate in 2018,” Warren told reporters Thursday at a town hall meeting for the Boston Teachers when asked about committing to serve her six-year term. “I am not running for president of the United States. That’s my plan.”'
Warren holds a large fundraising advantage over her opponents for U.S. senator, and recent polls had her leading the race by 30 points with a 53 percent approval rating. One of the most outspoken Democrats on Capitol Hill, Warren was first elected in 2012.
It was rumored that Warren would jump into the 2020 presidential race after she made a series of moves that would put her in prime position to run, but the senator outright squashed those rumors Thursday.
Warren previously declined to commit to finishing a second term during a March 22 appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press with Chuck Todd."
State Rep. Geoff Diehl, Winchester businessman John Kingston, and Beth Lindstrom, a longtime Massachusetts GOP insider from Groton, have all said Warren was more interested in the national stage than her constituents.
“If she was truly committed, she would not have waited five years to hold all these town hall meetings,” Diehl said in a lengthy statement his campaign released Thursday.
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