Warren: 'I'm not running for president'
December 4th, 2013
04:22 PM ET
8 years ago

Warren: 'I'm not running for president'

(CNN) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "not running for president" in 2016 and the Massachusetts Democrat is pledging to "serve out" her term, which goes through 2018.

The freshman Senator, who's a darling of many progressives, made her comments Wednesday at a news conference for Boston Mayor-elect Marty Walsh.

"I'm not running for president and I plan to serve out my term," Warren said.

Pressed further by reporters, Warren added that she would "pledge to serve out my term."

Warren's comments were first reported by Boston media. A spokesman for the Senator confirmed her remarks to CNN.

Warren, a former Harvard University Law School professor and special assistant to President Barack Obama who took the lead in creating the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, defeated Republican Sen. Scott Brown in last year's election. Some on the left have promoted Warren as a 2016 liberal alternative to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who's seriously considering another run for the White House.

According to CNN/ORC International poll conducted two weeks ago, 63% of Democrats and independents who lean towards the Democratic Party said they would likely support Clinton as their party's presidential nominee, with 12% backing Vice President Joe Biden and 7% supporting Warren.

Warren's words are doubtful to end speculation that she might eventually run for president. Then-Sen. Barack Obama, who was elected in 2004, originally said he planned to serve out his six-year term in office. But Obama changed his mind and successfully ran for president in 2008.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    We need more people in office like her, and less like Ryan, McConnell and Cantor!

    December 4, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    I guess she does not want to follow the Palin trajectory of flaming out after less than 2 years on the national stage.

    December 4, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. John

    Clinton-Warren would be an acceptable ticket.

    December 4, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    You don't have run for POTUS Sen. Warren, but you sure will make one good darn V.P.

    December 4, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. Silence DoGood

    That is too bad. I am a Clinton supporter for now but it would have been nice to see Warren contributing some progressive ideas and argument into the mix. We need to keep moving this country forward.

    December 4, 2013 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  6. Perplexed

    Why???? We need you. Please save us from Hilary.

    December 4, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. smith

    Thank you, now please spare us anymore of your liberal wisdom and stupid remarks and bury head in the sand.

    December 4, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  8. Peppy

    No loss here,

    December 4, 2013 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    If she did........this country would have to close up and go out of business.

    December 4, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  10. Berylene

    I can't think of a more ideal slate than Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. Only women are brave enough to do the work it will take to get this country moving again!

    December 4, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  11. bill

    whar a wonderful lady.

    December 4, 2013 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  12. yolanda

    What, no Native American on the Democratic ticket?

    December 4, 2013 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  13. Donna

    Warren: 'I'm not running for president'

    Like she had an icicle's chance in hell of ever winning! Why don't the Democrats just ask Fidel Castro if he wants to be on the ticket? He isn't as far left as Warren is but he should satisfy most in the far left Democrat Party.

    December 4, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  14. Gurgyl

    We know you support Hillary. You are in the line next, by the ay. Know we love you too. Yes, on Hillary16.

    December 4, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  15. Sitting Bullski

    Sit down Squaw. You speak with forked tongue.

    December 4, 2013 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  16. Anthony in California

    Rick McDaniel
    If she did........this country would have to close up and go out of business.


    Its empty oneliner statements like this with absolutely no backing up of your point that make you look a bit foolish. Care to elaborate so the rest of us are enlightened with the same facts you apparently are sitting on?

    December 4, 2013 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  17. Tony

    I think if we get Mrs. Warren or Hillary on the office one more term this country will the first communist country coming from the capitalism, we have to let those dinosaurs behind and support people, democrats or republican who encourage the free enterprise and self-reliance. No more welfare

    December 4, 2013 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  18. CryBabies

    And the relevancy of this politician?

    December 4, 2013 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  19. tom l

    @The Real TP
    "do you really understand what freedom is? Its about obligations to the society, not about doing as you please"

    Best. Comment. Ever. And you wonder those on the right are concerned about the left and socialism. Or am I wrong about that? I would actually be very interested to hear Sniffit's thoughts on that comment.

    December 4, 2013 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  20. CryBabies

    Jeff Brown in Jersey...Yeah, so we can all stand in line with our EBT cards.

    December 4, 2013 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  21. Randy, San Francisco

    Sen Warren is more qualified to be president than anyone on the pathetic Republican Tea Party list of potential candidates.

    December 4, 2013 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  22. Tommy G

    This radical left wing lunatic has experience in running only one thing, her mouth. After 8 years of this same thing from Obama, would we really be nuts enough to want another 8 years of it? Isn't a lost Obama decade enough of a price to pay? We want to double down on that with 16 years of left wing disaster?

    December 4, 2013 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  23. Craig

    Liberals love her inflammatory anti-business rants, and her big spending plans. They wouldn't like to see what happens to Social Security and Medicare in 15 years, because Warren and her ilk have NO plans to save them. The Tooth Fairy is the plan. It is the most insane thing I can imagine – everyone knows Social Security and Medicare are going broke, and the far left pretend it isn't. And every year the problem gets harder to solve. Some compassion.

    December 4, 2013 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  24. Cruz for precident!

    Warran is another Communator and America is in the dangers is she wins. We need the freedoms, not equalities made by the governments. Sara Pallen and Cruz is gonna save America!

    December 4, 2013 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  25. objective observer

    Well, maybe she is scared that if she ran for top office in the USA, then she'd really have to explain how she claimed to be a racial minority and got benefits for it when she most certainly was not. Yes in MA the voting public will accept her nonsense but not so in the other 49.

    December 4, 2013 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
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