WASHINGTON -- Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has said repeatedly she is not running for president, took one of her strongest actions yet to discourage supporters, sending a letter from her election attorney Friday intended to disassociate herself from the “Ready for Warren” campaign.
“This letter serves as a formal disavowal of the organization and its activity,” Warren’s attorney, Marc E. Elias wrote to the Federal Election Commission. “The senator has not, and does not, explicitly or implicitly, authorize, endorse, or otherwise approve of the organization’s activities.”
And in case that’s not clear enough, Elias goes on to say that “To the contrary, Senator Warren has publicly announced that she is not running for president in 2016.”
The group Ready For Warren began aggressively promoting itself last month at the liberal Netroots Conference in Detroit. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, had already said she was not encouraging their effort to recruit her. When Warren spoke at the gathering of liberal activists, organizers passed out “Warren for President” hats and members of the crowd chanted “Run Liz Run.”
Warren’s letter appears to be aimed as much or more at the public than to regulators.
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