Elizabeth Warren Won't Say Whether She'll Run for Senate in 2018
While the G.O.P. presidential field has too many candidates, the Democrat field basically has two: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. (With apologies to Martin O'Malley and the Harvard guy.)
As a result, America is itching for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) or Vice President Joe Biden to make their way into the race. And in an interview with WBZ-TV, Warren scratched that itch. Barely.
Warren said that she would not commit to running for another term in the Senate in 2018, which means one of two things: either she will only serve one term in the Senate, which seems unlikely, or she’s still got maybe a hint of an iota of something possibly up her sleeve. (And yes, let's pointedly ignore the fact that she's repeatedly said she won't run in 2016, just for the sake of wildly rampant speculation.)
When interviewer Jon Keller pushed her, she continued to hedge her answers. Via Politico:
"What I will say is, I'm committed to getting up every single day and fighting for the families who sent me," the freshman Democrat said.
Keller pressed on, asking again if Warren was not sure about a second term.
"What I'm doing is I'm fighting for the families who are there in Massachusetts, the families who sent me," she said.
"So you don’t want to answer that question?" the host asked.
"I don't want to answer that question," Warren responded.
Other fun things from the interview that hint toward her maybe-running: she refuses to commit to supporting presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. "I don't think anybody's been anointed," she said, adding that she didn't want to make up her mind before everyone has laid out their agendas.
Finally, one fun thing that wasn't in the interview: the fact that it was taped shortly before she met Biden, who is reportedly mulling a 2016 run, for a private lunch last Saturday to discuss the state of America.
Learn more about Warren's story by watching her MAKERS video above.
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