Ready for Warren? Backers launch site
By: Katie Glueck
July 15, 2014 05:16 PM EDT
A group encouraging Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president is ramping up, launching a website Tuesday just ahead of the liberal Netroots Nation conference.
Ready for Warren’s site, ready4warren.com, went live after several months of the group pushing its cause on Twitter and Facebook, confirmed Erica Sagrans, one of its leaders.
Some progressives have long hoped that Warren, with her populist, anti-Wall Street credentials, might jump into the 2016 race, something the Massachusetts senator has said she’s ruled out.
“We aren’t wealthy or well-connected,” reads a post on the site. “We don’t have any lobbyists. What we are is a movement of individuals working together who believe that folks like us should have a greater say in the direction of our country. We Are Ready for Elizabeth Warren to run for President in 2016. Warren is the backbone that the Democratic Party too often forgets it needs.”
The Ready for Warren site includes a petition urging Warren to run, and, according to reports, there are plans to generate momentum for the organization at the Netroots gathering this week in Detroit.
Warren spokeswoman Lacey Rose said in an email to POLITICO that the senator “does not support this effort.”
The Ready for Warren label is similar to Ready for Hillary, the organization urging Hillary Clinton to run for president. It reported raising $2.5 million in the second quarter earlier on Tuesday.
A spokesman for Ready for Hillary declined to comment on the new group.