'Ready for Warren' launches

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A group of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) supporters has launched a movement pressing her to run for president in 2016.

"We Are Ready for Elizabeth Warren to run for President in 2016,” the creators of a new “Ready for Warren" website said. 

Her fans describe themselves as “progressives” who range from “students in New Hampshire” to “moms in Iowa.” They said they “aren’t wealthy” and “don’t have any lobbyists.”

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Warren is the backbone that the Democratic Party too often forgets it needs. Warren has inspired a movement — yet to jump into the race for president, we need to show Warren that she’s got support all across the country, from Oklahoma to Massachusetts, from Florida to Nevada,” they wrote. 

The website links to a petition to draft Warren for president. 

“Ready for Warren” also has a Facebook page, which nearly 12,000 people have liked. The group’s Twitter account has already accumulated more than 11,000 followers as well.

Warren, who was elected to the Senate in 2012, told ABC News in April, “I’m not running for president.” 

Asked at the time if Hillary Clinton would make a good president, Warren said, “I think Hillary Clinton is terrific.” “We gotta stay focused on these issues right now.”

A Quinnipiac University survey released last week found Warren came in second place among potential Democratic 2016 contenders with 11 percent of the vote. Clinton, considered the front-runner if she runs, received 58 percent among potential Democratic candidates.

Vice President Biden came in third, receiving 9 percent and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received 4 percent support.

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