Two liberal-leaning groups are urging Democratic activists to go online and support a draft campaign to get a Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president.
MoveOn.org started online in 1998 with a petition asking congress to merely censure rather than impeach President Clinton. Since then the group has financially backed “progressive” Democratic candidates and claims to have eight million members.
MoveOn’s leaders call Warren a “leading champion for working families and the middle class.” Their online survey asks whether it’s time to launch a draft movement to get Warren to run for president. MoveOn.org is poised to open offices in Iowa and New Hampshire and spend up to a million dollars to lay the groundwork for a Warren for President campaign.
Another liberal group, Democracy for America, this morning asked its members to vote on whether they want Warren to run.
Some in the Democratic Party’s most liberal wing question Hillary Clinton’s ties to Wall Street and praise Warren’s efforts to crack down on Wall Street activities that led to the last recession. Warren, who is entering her third year in the U.S. Senate, has repeatedly said she will not run for president.
Warren campaigned with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley on October 19, giving speeches in Iowa City and Des Moines, but she did not speak with Iowa reporters.