Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) former national finance chairman told a number of potential donors that the senator will not run for president in 2016, according to Buzzfeed.
The former chairman, Paul Egerman, who helped Warren raise $42 million in 2012, has been contacted by potential donors over the last few weeks and said that, contrary to speculation in The New Republic and The Daily Beast that Warren would be a progressive candidate to challenge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a potential 2016 field.
One donor who talked to Egerman recounted how the national finance chairman said that a Warren presidential run is “not gonna happen.”
Buzzfeed also reports that at a Washington meeting for the Democracy Alliance, a group of prominent liberal donors, Warren told Egerman that she was not planning on running in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
Warren herself has repeatedly said she’s not running for president, but speculation has persisted.