First on NH1: 'Run Warren Run' effort coming to NH Saturday
CONCORD - Two top progressive groups that are urging Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to run for the Democratic presidential campaign are bringing their campaign to New Hampshire this weekend.
Democracy for America and MoveOn.org announced Tuesday that they'll kick off their "Run Warren Run" effort in New Hampshire Saturday, at an event in Manchester.
A joint-release from the two groups says that "this will be the first meeting bringing together members of Democracy for America, MoveOn.org, and other progressive activists in the Granite State to plan the next steps in their effort to draft Elizabeth Warren ahead of New Hampshire's First in the Nation 2016 Democratic Primary."
Late last week the two groups announced that more than 200,000 people had signed on at RunWarrenRun.org to join the effort to convince the first term senator to run for the Democratic nomination. The two groups say they've committed to spend at least $1.2 million for the "Run Warren Run" effort.
Saturday's event will be held at Noon at the Riverside Room in the Waumbec Mill Building at 250 Commercial Street, Suite 1004A, in Manchester.
After nearly 90% of Democracy for America's members voted in a December poll to back a draft Warren effort, the group teamed up with MoveOn.org to launch the drive. Soon after, the two groups held a launch on Dec. 17 in Iowa, the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar.
Many in the progressive moment are not enamored with Hillary Clinton, seeing the former secretary of state and senator from New York as too close to Wall Street and big business. If Clinton eventually launches another bid for the White House, which is considered very likely, she would instantly become the overwhelming favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
Warren, who's considered a hero to the progressive movement, has so far said she's not running for the White House in 2016 and plans to serve out her term as senator from Massachusetts, which goes through 2018.