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Twitter name change viewed as another hint Elizabeth Warren could run for president in 2020

Handle drops reference to Massachusetts

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A Twitter name change for the account of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is stoking more speculation that she could run for president in 2020.

How was it changed?

The name change was picked up by @CongressChanges, a Twitter bot that monitors changes to lawmakers' Twitter accounts. The tweet stated that Warren re-named her account @ewarren. It was formerly called @elizabethforma, which includes an abbreviation for Massachusetts.

The change occurred Saturday night, according to reports.

Over the summer, Warren said she would not run for president. But she changed her stance by fall and said she would consider a presidential campaign after the midterm elections were over. Warren has also been evasive about answering questions about serving her full Senate term.

Earlier this month, Politico reported that since the midterms, Warren has reached out to about 100 people in early presidential states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

Politico also reported that Warren was looking for office space in the Boston area. Some reports speculated that the office could possibly serve as a headquarters for a presidential campaign.

What is the reaction?

Earlier this month, The Boston Globe ran an editorial that stated: “Warren missed her moment in 2016, and there's reason to be skeptical of her prospective candidacy in 2020."

The editorial also said Warren should take a cue from Deval Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor who has decided to not run for president.

“Politicians who 'explore' or 'consider' presidential campaigns set in motion a machine that can be hard to stop," the editorial stated. "Patrick did, and that's to his credit. There's no shame in testing the waters and deciding to stay on the beach."

Other Democratic senators who might be considering a presidential run include Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Added to that list of Democrats are Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California.

Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana has predicted the race could be filled with as many as 13 or 14 senators.

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