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March 12, 2015

Warren Still Being Urged to Run

Sean Parnell

Elizabeth Warren has been saying for a while she doesn’t plan to run for President in 2016, but that hasn’t stopped a number of people from urging her to jump into the race. has the following story today:

Robert Reich: Elizabeth Warren Would Be A "Strong Primary Challenger" For Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of Commerce Robert Reich, who served in President Bill Clinton's cabinet, appeared on MSNBC Wednesday night to encourage Sen. Elizabeth Warren to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. Reich wants Warren to run because it would mean another target for Republicans rather than just Hillary Clinton.

"As of right now, Hillary Clinton is the only target for Republicans," Reich told MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Wednesday. "If there were a primary challenger, there would be other targets. For her to be a target for another year and a half or more, I mean you can imagine what this means. It's so easy to just target one person."

"I think it would help Hillary Clinton, assuming she runs, because as you just said, what we know from politics from primaries, from presidential elections is that when you have a strong primary challenger, it helps the actual general election challenger, nominee, to be better," Reich said…

Somebody is likely to be a serious challenger to Clinton in 2016, just as Obama was in 2008 – will it be Warren?