The people who want Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president have figured out what many of us already knew: She’s not running.
Run Warren Run, the group that has been aggressively urging Warren, D-Mass. to run for for president for the last six months, is abandoning its efforts.
“Even without her in the race, Elizabeth Warren and the Run Warren Run campaign she inspired have already transformed the 2016 presidential election by focusing every single Democratic candidate on combating our country’s income inequality crisis,” said Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America, one of the two groups that made up the partnership.
The activists still say there’s plenty of time if Warren decided to jump into the race against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Gov. Martin O’Malley, but that they will turn their attention instead to defeating a new 12-nation Pacific Rim trade pact.
Run Warren Run announced Tuesday that they will suspend their participation in the draft effort on Monday after delivering a petition with 365,000 signatures to Warren’s office asking her to run.
MoveOn.org Political Action and Democracy for America launched the Run Warren Run campaign in December 2014, gathering signatures, opening office in early nominating states, investing money and holding hundreds of events.
“The Run Warren Run campaign has changed the conversation by showing that Americans are hungry for Elizabeth Warren’s agenda—an agenda that rejects the rigged status quo in Washington and puts working and middle-class Americans over corporate interests,” said Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action.