War­ren ducks ques­tion about run­ning for pres­i­dent in 2020

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — David Sherfinski

Sen. Elizabeth War­ren of Mas­sachusetts on Tues­day tried to stiff-arm spec­u­la­tion about her po­ten­tially run­ning for pres­i­dent in 2020, say­ing only that she plans to run for re-election to her cur­rent job.

“I am run­ning in 2018 for sen­a­tor from Mas­sachusetts,” Ms. War­ren said on NBC’s “Today” pro­gram. “I am deeply blessed that the peo­ple of the com­mon­wealth sent me to Wash­ing­ton to fight for them, and that’s what I’ll keep on do­ing.”

Ms. War­ren stayed silent when host Matt Lauer of­fered that peo­ple al­ready are print­ing bumper stick­ers for 2020 with Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McConnell’s ad­mon­ish­ment of Ms. War­ren from Fe­bru­ary for vi­o­lat­ing Se­nate rules: “She was warned. She was given an ex­pla­na­tion. Nev­er­the­less, she per­sisted.”

Her cam­paign-re­lated Twit­ter ac­count (@ elizabeth forma) was in a bel­liger­ent mood Tues­day, tweet­ing out a photo of Ms. War­ren pos­ing on Wall Street next to the con­tro­ver­sial “Fear­less Girl” statue. The cam­paign feed ac­com­pa­nied the photo with the words “Fight like a girl.”

Ms. War­ren was pro­mot­ing a new book, called “This Fight is Our Fight,” and tried to bat away the no­tion that it’s part of an un­of­fi­cial pres­i­den­tial cam­paign launch. “This is my 11th book,” she said. “My life’s work is about what’s hap­pen­ing to work­ing fam­i­lies across this coun­try.”

@ELIZABETHFORMA

Sen. Elizabeth War­ren ducked ques­tions on NBC’s “Today” show about run­ning in 2020.

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