Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) loves what her Senate colleague and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of Vermont has to say, and didn't rule out supporting him in the presidential campaign.
“Too early to say,” she told the Boston Herald when asked if she would campaign for Sanders.
“These are people who care about these issues, and that’s who Bernie’s reaching,” Warren said. “I love what Bernie is talking about. I think all the presidential candidates should be out talking about the big issues.”
Warren is a favorite among progressives, many of whom passionately wanted her to run for the Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton.
Sanders, a professed socialist, has emerged as the most viable challenger to Clinton. A New Hampshire poll showed Sanders on a recent surge, trailing Clinton by just 8 points in late June, 43 percent to 35 percent, after trailing her by 21 points two months earlier.
If Warren were to back Sanders in the presidential race, her popularity with the party’s base could make the presidential primary far more competitive.
Other Democratic candidates, such as former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, are only polling in single digits.
Warren wasn’t entirely clear when she was asked if Sanders could win a presidential race.
“Bernie is there on the issues,” she said. “That’s what matters to a lot of people.”