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Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts appears to be angling for a presidential run in 2020, raising historic amounts of money and grooming top political connections within the Democratic Party.
The Massachusetts senator has amassed a campaign war chest of nearly 13 million going into her re-election this year, an amount greater than nearly any senator in modern history.
Warren is adamant that her focus is on her re-election campaign for her Senate seat in 2018.
“I am running in 2018 for senator from Massachusetts,” the senator said in April. “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.”
Warren has yet to make a formal announcement for a 2020 run, but she has maintained a national profile throughout Trump’s first year in the White House. Warren took on Trump and Republican leadership during their push to repeal Obamacare, even offering up her name as a co-sponsor for Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont single-payer health care bill.
Politico reported Tuesday morning that Warren’s recent posturing and fundraising efforts are a diversion from “the heads-down posture” that she has reportedly kept in her five years as a senator.
Warren has, however, kept a national profile since taking up office in the Senate. She wrote a book in 2014 that laid out a potential run for the president.
Almost immediately after taking office, Warren asserted herself on the national stage, taking up the cause of railing against big business and being a self proclaimed champion of the working class.
The senator was also one of the loudest and most prominent supporters of the Women’s March on Washington, and is one of the most active politicians calling for the resignations of congressmen accused of sexual assault.
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