Elizabeth Warren: ‘I am not running for president’

December 4, 2013
Elizabeth Warren addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite - AP)
Elizabeth Warren addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (J. Scott Applewhite - AP)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) pledged Wednesday to serve out her term and sought to pour cold water on the idea that she might run for president in 2016, according to the Boston Herald.

"I'm not running for president and I plan to serve out my term," Warren said at a news conference for Boston mayor-elect Marty Walsh, the Herald reported. Pressed further, Warren said she would "pledge to serve out my term."

Warren added: "I am not running for president. I am working as hard as I can to be the best (possible) senator I can be."

Warren's office confirmed the comments to Post Politics.

Warren's words, however, are unlikely to put an end to the speculation. It's worth noting that President Obama also pledged to serve his entire term before changing his mind and running in 2008.

Warren has gained a significant amount of buzz as a potential 2016 candidate in recent weeks, particularly after a New Republic piece that pitched her as a more liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton.

The freshman, who has been in the Senate for less than a year, has shown little interest in running for president herself, though.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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