Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016 movement

Prior to 2016, Elizabeth Warren had been suggested as a possible 2016 presidential candidate by supporters and the media.

Even prior to running for Senate a Facebook group was started to support Warren in 2016.[1]

Elizabeth Warren for President Facebook Page 2-1-2013

Even before winning the Senate race against Scott Brown in November 2012, Warren was mentioned as the 2016 presidential choice of the progressive movement by The Atlantic[2], The Huffington Post[3], ABC News[4] and others.

A December 15, 2012 article at the left-wing website Daily Kos placed Warren on the list of potential candidates[5].

Warren’s name was mentioned as a favorite of commenters at Huffington Post [6] and elsewhere.

Huffington Post Comment Warren for President

Warren had denied that she plans to run for President.[7]

On February 15, 2013, Elizabeth Warren made her debut[8] on the Senate Banking Committee, and aggressively questioned banking and securities regulators,[9] leading to renewed calls for Warren to be a presidential candidate[10]:

Twitter - @MattTaibi - Warren President Someday

And from Wonkette [11]:

Of course, we use the term “regulators” figuratively, given that they can’t seem to regulate their asses with both hands, but Elizabeth Warren makes this point far better than we ever could which is why BIDEN/WARREN 2016! Or SANDERS/WARREN 2016! Or we could even be persuaded to back CLINTON/WARREN 2016! Or WARREN/BOOKER 2016! We’ll unreservedly and enthusiastically consider any of those options.

Ballotopedia has a page dedicated to Warren 2016 [12].


  1. ^ Facebook Group, Elizabeth Warren for President 2016, Link dead a/o 8/7/2017
  2. ^ Molly Ball, Elizabeth Warren for President? Democrats' Barren 2016 BenchThe Atlantic, June 20, 2012
  3. ^ Patrick Svitek, Elizabeth Warren Preferred Over Hillary Clinton For President In 2016, Shows Poll Of Progressive ActivistsHuffington Post, June 20, 2012
  4. ^ Jonathan Karl, Elizabeth Warren 2016?ABC News, Oct. 25, 2012
  5. ^ AJBrad, 2016 Democratic Presidential CandidatesDaily Kos, Oct. 4, 2012
  6. ^Comment -- Hillary 2016? Clinton Casts Doubt On Political Speculation, Link dead a/o 8/7/2017, Jan. 29, 2013
  7. ^ GoLocalWorcester News Team, Warren Possible Presidential Candidate in 2016 Says HuffPostGoLocalWorcester.com, Dec. 9, 2012
  8. ^ Senator Elizabeth Warren YouTube Account, Senator Elizabeth Warren's First Banking Committee Hearing YouTube, Feb. 13, 2013
  9. ^ William A. Jacobson, Elizabeth Warren’s heroic Senate demagogueryLegal Insurrection, February 16, 2013
  10. ^ Matt Taibbi, TweetTwitter, Feb. 15, 2013
  11. ^ Kris E. Benson, Here, Let Liz Warren Help You Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!Wonkette
  12. ^ Ballotopedia, Elizabeth Warren possible presidential campaign, 2016Ballotopedia
Last Updated: October 3rd, 2019