Warren: ‘Not Running for President’

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, welcomes Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White before a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Add one more to the list of those no-way running for the White House in 2016.

David Axelrod, who helped President Barack Obama get elected to the Senate and then the presidency, had Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts and Democratic consumer advocate, in for a video-chat at his Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.

She put her head in her hands when he popped the question:

Is there any way Warren would consider running on the national ticket in 2016?

“I am not running for president. I am working in the United States Senate,” Warren said. “That’s my job. It’s a job that matters. I’m working my heart out here.”

Axelrod, a political reporter in his younger days, wouldn’t relent.

He finally asked her: Can all the people in the audience who clearly like her relax about any intentions she might have for 2016?

“Go relax,” Warren told the crowd. “I am not running for president.”

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