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Boston Globe urges Warren to run in 2016

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The Boston Globe on Sunday pushed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to run for president.

“Democrats would be making a big mistake if they let Hillary Clinton coast to the presidential nomination without opposition, and, as a national leader, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren can make sure that doesn’t happen,” the newspaper’s editorial board wrote.

“If she puts her causes and goals front and center, as Democrats gather their forces for the crucial 2016 campaign, Warren could enrich the political process for years to come,” the editorial continued.

The Globe said Warren’s efforts on the economy and income equality were powerful ammunition if she chose to run against Clinton or other potential competitors.  

Her efforts on these issues, it added, would give her broad populist appeal.

“If Warren runs with conviction, and can clearly articulate voter unease with the widening divide between the 1 percent and the struggles of middle-class Americans, her candidacy will be welcome,” the editorial argued.

Anna Galland, executive director of the liberal advocacy group Civic Action, also backed Warren in a Globe op-ed published Sunday.

She compared Warren to former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and argued she could become the successor to the Bay State’s beloved “liberal lion.”

“Beyond next year’s primaries and the Democratic convention, Senator Warren has what it takes to get elected in November 2016,” Galland argued.

Warren has repeatedly said she is not running. If she does, it would cement a meteoric rise in visibility for the lawmaker after only three years in office.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Sen. Jim Webb (Va.) and former Gov. Martin O’Malley (Md.) have also floated the idea of seeking the presidency on the Democratic side.

— This report was updated at 4:15 p.m.

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