- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sen Elizabeth Warren said Thursday that the public has to see what former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to run on if Mrs. Clinton ultimately decides to pursue the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

“Well, I think we have to see first of all, if she declares, and what she says she wants to run on,” the Massachusetts Democrat said on “CBS This Morning.” when asked if she thought Mrs. Clinton is the future of the Democratic party. “I think that’s really the interesting question at this point.”

Ms. Warren has repeatedly refused entreaties from liberal groups to enter the 2016 race as an alternative to Mrs. Clinton.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) announced this week that more than 5,000 Democratic leaders have signed onto a statement urging Mrs. Clinton and the other potential Democratic candidates to run on “big, bold, economic-populist” ideas such as expanding social security, Wall Street reform and “debt-free college.”

In a statement to the Associated Press, Ms. Warren praised the effort.

“Anyone who runs for president should talk about big economic ideas that will help rebuild the middle class in this country and improve the lives of working-class families,” she said in the statement. “These issues matter powerfully in determining what kind of a country we are and what kind of future we’re building, and I applaud those who are working hard to make big ideas central to the conversation in 2016.”

On Thursday, she pointed to the issue of how to reduce student loan debt as one area where Democrats and Republicans have differed.

“I’ll tell you where I stand on all of the key issues — it’s up to others to say whether they stand there as well or [if] they stand in some different place,” she said.

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