- Sen. Elizabeth Warren confirmed to Politico that she plans to run for reelection in 2024.
- Warren was a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
- The senator’s new book, “Persist,” was released last week.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for reelection in 2024.
The Massachusetts Democrat, who sought the party’s 2020 presidential nomination, told Politico in an interview published on Saturday that she would seek a third term in the Senate.
When asked if she would run again, she replied, “Yep.”
Warren, who has long been an influential member of the party’s progressive flank, was a leading presidential contender during the Democratic primaries but ended her campaign after disappointing losses in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and on Super Tuesday.
After the campaign, she was mentioned as a contender to become then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, but the offer was eventually given to then-Sen. Kamala Harris of California.
Warren also reportedly expressed interest in becoming Biden’s Treasury secretary, but that role went to former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
The senator, who has been promoting her new book, “Persist,” has been candid on why her presidential campaign failed to launch her into a one-on-one battle with former President Donald Trump for the White House.
“In this moment, against this president, in this field of candidates, maybe I just wasn’t good enough to reassure the voters, to bring along the doubters, to embolden the hopeful,” Warren wrote.
She wrote that the possibility of this notion being true was “painful.”
In her book, Warren also makes some additional revelations about the 2020 campaign.
She expressed regret for taking a DNA test to settle lingering questions about her claims of Native American ancestry.
“I was wrong to take the test,” she wrote.
She also states that with Biden and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the race, it was hard to forge a winning coalition since both men had deep reservoirs of support among Democratic voters.