WASHINGTON — A draft movement to encourage Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president intends to suspend its campaign next week. Warren has repeatedly said she will not seek the Democratic nomination for president.
MoveOn.org and Democracy for America say they plan to suspend their Run Warren Run campaign on June 8 and deliver a petition to Warren with more than 365,000 signatures urging her to run for president.
The groups say they want to focus their efforts on working with the senator on issues like defeating the so-called "fast track" authority to speed up consideration of trade deals such as the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the leading Democratic presidential candidate, but some have pushed Warren to challenge Clinton as a way to champion liberal issues.