Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for president in 2020

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Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for president in 2020

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FILE- In this March 27, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., addresses business leaders during a New England Council luncheon in Boston. Warren is revving up her already formidable fundraising juggernaut, raking in more than $5.2 million in the first quarter of the year to bring her campaign account to more than $9.2 million according to fundraising totals released Wednesday, April 12, by her campaign. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday she has no intention of running for president in 2020.

Warren,who was asked about plans to make a run for president during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, said she was “running in 2018 for senator from Massachusetts."

“Today” host Matt Lauer reminded Warren about the support generated for her when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Kentucky), admonished her on the floor of the Senate during a debate on Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination as attorney general. 

“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted," McConnell said during the February Senate session.

The phrase, “She persisted,” quickly became bumper sticker fodder. 

Warren’s book “This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class,” is set for release Tuesday. The director of the conservative group America Rising says the group views her book launch “as the soft launch of her presidential campaign."

 

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