Elizabeth Warren Steps In For Hillary Clinton and Becomes a Force for Democrats

While Hillary Clinton is finishing work on her latest book, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has stepped up to raise millions of dollars for Senate Democratic candidates in 2014.

According to The Hill:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has emerged as one of the top fundraisers for Senate Democratic candidates in the midterm election campaign, filling a void left by the absence of Hillary Clinton.

Warren, who was elected to her first term in 2012, has already raised more than $2.3 million for Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle, according to her staff. She has also transferred $100,000 from her campaign account to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).

“She’s the biggest draw so far,” said a Senate Democratic campaign aide, referring to Warren’s knack for getting donors to open up their checkbooks.

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“She’s stepping into a vacuum, which politics abhors,” said Peter Ubertaccio, a political science professor at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass. “Clinton is the leading woman in her party. Warren is someone who is competing for that role.

“Warren has become a much greater factor in the Democratic Party than anyone could have foreseen just a couple of years ago,” he added.

It is an incorrect statement to say that Warren and Clinton are competing to lead women in the Democratic Party. According to a 2012 Pew study, 57% of the Democratic base is women. Sen. Warren and former Sec. Clinton aren’t competing to lead women. They are leading the Democratic Party.

What this means for Warren is that she is helping to get other Democrats elected, and becoming a force within the party. Warren is much more liberal than Clinton is, but the party needs both kinds of leadership. Sen. Warren has said repeatedly that she is not running for president in 2016, but this doesn’t mean that she is going to sit on her hands in the Senate.

Warren is on the way up, and everyone should be able to agree that a future led by Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren will be a bright one for Democrats.

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12 Replies to “Elizabeth Warren Steps In For Hillary Clinton and Becomes a Force for Democrats”

  1. Women are at the forefront of the future of the Democratic Party. With Hillary Clinton as President, Elizabeth Warren will be a force to be reckoned with in the financial and monetary sector. The US need a well regulated Wall Street and accountable stock market.

  2. This is what the huge upsurge of sexism in the GOP is sall about. They are afraid, desperately afraid that these two strong, formidable smart, tough as hard tack women will kick their asses into the ocean in 2016.

  3. It’s sad that politics is all about how much money you and your friends can come up with to buy a political office. It apparently just takes money to become a politician…

    To quote John Lennon “You may say I’m a dreamer…”

    I would prefer that people with ethics, morals, intelligence, and a desire to make the world a better place became public servants…

  4. No, everyone does not agree that we need both kinds of Democrats, because Hillary Clinton is no kind of Democrat that is recognizable as one from earlier in the 20th cent. Piketty’s latest book demonstrates the drift towards dynastic wealth, and I know as a historian that such aristocracies begin at the top, as with the appearance of the Bush and Clinton dynasties. For too long Democrats have been like Charlie Brown always fooled by Lucy into thinking, this time, that she won’t snatch away the football. All this happy talk about Hillary glosses over her playing footsy with Wall Street, as in her lovefest with them late last year in a, private, meeting with the likes of Goldman Sachs. This will not stop until Democrats stop being Charlie Browns, two-legged sheep driven by scare tactics every four years into settling for the lesser of two evils, into thinking they have no real choice because the Republicans are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Don’t vote for her. It’s that simple…

  5. If we were to see a Clinton/Warren ticket, right-wing vulgarity would burst all bounds in its spasms of what Germaine Greer styled queynte-hatred.

  6. Although Hillary is a centrist Democrat her experience is undeniable. If you try to push anyone to far left the voters will shy away. She certainly would not be bullied or taken lightly. Not to diminish her abilities but her husband still has immense power and influence in political circles and on the world stage.

    I think that it speaks volumes that the GOP has basically already conceded 2016 if she runs. They don’t even try to hide the fact that they have no one that can compete.

    As a running mate I would like to see Martin O Malley from Maryland. He is left of center and could be groomed into the position of running succeeding Clinton.

  7. Sarah Grifter might take note how this is done. You actually give the money to the candidates or to the correct organization. You dont give 10% and keep the rest for yourself. Right now she is in Alaska beating up the poor little husband and throwing tuna cans at him for her own weakness

  8. Shiva, your comparison between Elizabeth Warren and Sarah Palin underscores one of the most serious weaknesses of the GOP when it comes to women. While Senator Warren has gravitas and is serious about her job, Mrs. Palin has proven to be a lightweight, although a loud-mouthed one who lacks the self-discipline to be a truly effective advocate. That’s on top of the fact that Palin is a woman who is also an anti-feminist as well as a willing advocate of all the GOP’s well-known bigotries. Senator Warren raises funds for Democratic candidates, not by being stupid and malicious, but by emphasizing what is at stake along with highlighting the benefits of voting for Democrats. The GOP has painted itself into a corner with its tone-deaf, misogynistic stupidity.

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