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More Than 300 Former Obama Staffers Call on Elizabeth Warren to Run in 2016

More Than 300 Former Obama Staffers Call on Elizabeth Warren to Run in 2016

More than 300 former Obama campaign staffers have signed onto a letter calling on Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016. 

“We urge Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016,” the letter declares.

The staffers cited income inequality and Warren’s history of taking on Wall Street as a reason they would like to see the liberal Massachusetts senator run. 

“Rising income inequality is the challenge of our times, and we want someone who will stand up for working families and take on the Wall Street banks and special interests that took down our economy,” they wrote. 

They went on to argue that Obama’s presidential candidacy was an uphill climb, but they supported him and that they believe Warren can do the same. 

“We believed in an unlikely candidate who no one thought had a chance,” they wrote. “We worked for him — and against all odds, we won in Iowa. We organized like no campaign had organized before — and won the Democratic primary. We built a movement — and the country elected the first-ever African American president. We know that the improbable is far from impossible.”

In arguing that Obama’s victory was not a guarantee, they stressed they would now like to see Warren follow that path. 

“Now, former staffers from President Obama’s campaigns, along with former staffers from OFA, are joining with the thousands of Americans who are calling on Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016,” they wrote.

This week Warren pitted herself against the White House by vocally opposing the so-called “cromnibus” spending measure, arguing that a provision weakening Wall Street reform must not be in the legislation. While the White House also expressed opposition to the provision, it still supported the overall funding bill. 

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