Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was announced as a new member to fill a Democratic leadership spot Thursday (Nov. 13) morning.
According to a source, Warren will be helping develop policy and messaging. She will also become a liaison to liberal groups across the country.
Warren will be joining top ranked Senators like Harry Reid– who will now become the minority leader in 2015, after Republicans gained control of the Senate after last week’s midterms.
The progressive former Harvard Law professor has been gaining a lot of traction in the public eye since joining the Congressional Oversight Panel in 2008. The Massachusetts Senator is tough on banks and Wall Street, and is more liberal than President Obama– who has received a lot of criticism for being “too moderate.”
With the 2016 presidential election coming up, many feel that Warren could be a strong contender. But could she match the strength of Hilary Clinton? Also, Sen. Warren has already voiced that she has no intention of running in the election.
Whether Warren runs in 2016 or not, she might be a strong contender for the future. If the less progressive Clinton can’t pull it off in 2016, look for Warren in 2020.
Elizabeth Warren was chosen for a Senate leadership spot. What’s this mean for the Democratic party?