Politico's Allen: Dem Donors Not Ready for Hillary, Looking at Elizabeth Warren

Politico's Allen: Dem Donors Not Ready for Hillary, Looking at Elizabeth Warren

In an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday, Politico Playbook’s Mike Allen surveyed the scene of the 2016 Democratic presidential primary contest, particularly regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton candidacy.

Allen said that Democratic donors were looking for an alternative to Clinton.

“Well, of course the dream is Elizabeth Warren,” Allen said. “She says she’s not running. But what we have is a lot of donors who feel like Hillary Clinton is not addressing their issues. They think she’s too hawkish, too close to Wall Street. They’re concerned about her views on climate, on money and politics and of course, these are all issues that people give money on. And so Ken Vogel talked to some of the biggest donors in the Democratic Party and they would love to fund a challenger to her, if nothing else, to push her to the left on these issues.”

Aside from Clinton, Allen said former Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) and Warren were potential candidates for that contest.

(h/t RNC Research)

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