SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – As the field of presidential candidates narrows, speculation grows over who the frontrunners would choose as their vice presidents. Your U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren hasn’t fully rejected the idea of joining a ticket. When asked if she would ever consider a bid for vice president, she said, “Oh. Look. I love my job. I truly love my job. I love my job because I get to fight for the things I believe in. Way, way, way premature to talk about that.”
In the past few years, 22News has asked Senator Warren if she would run for president. Her answer has always been “no” – that her focus is here on Massachusetts.
In this election cycle, the liberal democrat would be paired with either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton.
Could Warren’s name on a ballot help a democrat get into the White House? Some Western Massachusetts voters weren’t so sure. “If she’s thrown in with Hillary I don’t think it’s going to make it worse necessarily, but I don’t think anything good would come from that,” said Matt Fournier of Easthampton.
However, political consultant Tony Cignoli said Senator Warren doesn’t need to be on the ticket to convince Sanders supporters to vote for Clinton, should Clinton be the party nominee. He said she is highly regarded in Washington among liberals and other Democrats. “Elizabeth Warren can reach out to that base and say I love Bernie, I love Hillary, come on we’ve got to do this to beat the Republicans,” said Cignoli.
Senator Warren said she does plan on endorsing a candidate, but didn’t say when she would do so.