Warren: 'I am not running for president'

Greg Nash

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Wednesday she’ll serve out her term in the Senate and won’t run for president in 2016.

"I'm not running for president, and I plan to serve out my term," she said at a press conference in Boston with the city’s Mayor-elect Marty Walsh, according to the Boston Herald

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Warren has been floated as a potential candidate for the Democratic ticket in the next presidential election. Hillary Clinton, however, is considered the race’s front-runner if she decides to run. 

“I pledge to serve out my term,” Warren reiterated. "I am not running for president. I am working as hard as I can to be the best possible senator I can be."

Warren was first elected to the Senate in November 2012, after defeating GOP incumbent Sen. Scott Brown. 

In November, Warren’s former national finance chairman, Paul Egerman, told several donors the freshman senator wouldn’t run for the White House in 2016, according to BuzzFeed

A recent poll conducted by CNN/ORC indicated Warren would come in third among the potential Democratic contenders. Vice President Biden came in second, and Clinton was first.