Politics

Elizabeth Warren Is Expected to Endorse Hillary Clinton

June 8th 2016

By:
Kyle Jaeger

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren plans to endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, sources close to Warren told Reuters.

Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton

For the past year, the first term Democratic senator from Massachusetts has declined to endorse either Clinton or Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, despite repeated calls from supporters. Now the endorsement is expected to come "within a week or two," according to an anonymous source that spoke to Reuters.

Warren hasn't ruled out serving as Clinton's running mate, either, sources told Reuters. Rumors about a possible Clinton-Warren ticket have been spread throughout the election season, but Sanders' voters hoped that she would instead back their candidate of choice.

As Reuters notes in its report, Warren and Sanders are both harsh critics of Wall Street corruption. Securing Warren as a running mate could help Clinton win over Sanders hard-liners, who see her as too soft on economic issues.

Perhaps more appealing to the Democratic base, Warren has been quick to mock presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The two have repeatedly clashed on social media in recent months, and Warren has called attention to perceived weaknesses in the candidate's domestic and foreign policy proposals.

ATTN: sat down with Warren in February to talk about her stance on college affordability.

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