Warren: I will consider running for president after the midterms

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said at a town hall today she would consider running for president in 2020 once the midterm elections are done. 

“After November 6, I will take a hard look at running for president,” she told a crowd in Holyoke, Mass., which garnered an extended standing ovation, according to CBS News. 

{mosads}The comments are among the firmest of any prospective Democratic presidential hopeful that they could seek the party’s nomination.

The only other Democrat to announce a firmer stance on running for president is Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), who already formally announced his campaign. 

Should Warren run for president, it is expected that she would enter a crowded Democratic primary and could face fellow Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). 

Warren has long been considered a darling to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party in a time when many prospective candidates seek to appeal to that part of the party.

While Warren decided against running for president in 2016, she was reportedly on the vice presidential shortlist for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Clinton ultimately picked Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

If Warren were to run and win the nomination, her longtime personal feud with President Trump would likely be escalated. The president has dubbed her “Pocahontas,” referring to her controversial claim to Native American heritage. Warren has been a frequent critic of the Trump White House.

Warren is up for reelection this year in the Senate, but it is widely assumed that she will win a second term.

Tags Bernie Sanders Cory Booker Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren Hillary Clinton John Delaney Kirsten Gillibrand Tim Kaine

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