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Sen. Warren says again…She will NOT run for President…

She didn’t run in 2016….

She won’t run in 2020…

Count her out….

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Tuesday she has no plans to run for president in 2020.

“No,” Warren answered when asked on NBC’s “Today” show if she was plans a White House bid. “I am running in 2018 for senator from Massachusetts.”

Host Matt Lauer appeared to question her response, saying “a lot of people are already printing up those bumper stickers for 2020 that say ‘she was warned, she was given an explanation, nevertheless she persisted.'”

Warren did not respond to his comments.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) created a rallying cry for Warren’s supporters in February. McConnell rebuked Warren after the Senate voted to prevent her from speaking during a protest of then-Sen. Jeff Sessions‘s (R-Ala.) nomination as attorney general….

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NY Democratic Governor Cuomo moves to left for 2020…

The New York Governor seems to be setting the stage for something he wanted to do four years ago….

Run for President….

Something his Dad backed down from in the last minute…

The governor denies any presidential hopes, but the state’s 2017-18 budget— passed on Sunday, nine days late — contains many elements of a possible campaign platform, including issues like holding down taxes, increasing a child care tax credit and extending a tax on the state’s wealthiest earners.

Such initiatives have also been interspersed with attention to moderate social reforms, including gun control and paid family leave, dappled with more progressive policies like protections for transgender residents and a rejection of fracking.

Many of those moves were a departure from the early years of Mr. Cuomo’s first term, when his centrist tendencies saw him stray from the liberal platform, often to the chagrin of his own party.

“I had good friends in this area who couldn’t distinguish him from a Republican,” said Jeanne Zaino, a professor of political science at Iona College in Westchester County, the well-to-do area where Mr. Cuomo now lives.

Mr. Cuomo announced his plan to make state colleges tuition-free in January alongside Senator Bernie Sanders. CreditSam Hodgson for The New York Times

But after a surprisingly difficult primary challenge on the way to his re-election in 2014, Mr. Cuomo’s leftward tilt began, including support for a tiered $15 minimum wage — an idea he had earlier dismissed — in 2016.

The election of President Trump brought about another adjustment to Mr. Cuomo’s political compass. He began positing that a socio-economic disconnect was the reason Mrs. Clinton lost, arguing at a fund-raiser that the election had proved to Democrats that “there is a middle class that we have not been attentive to, and it’s a middle class that’s been suffering for a long time,” The Daily News reported.

While some similar post-mortems were offered by others, Mr. Cuomo’s position as governor of New York — the president’s home state — may have given them extra weight, even as he began to criticize Mr. Trump’s policies on immigration and abortion, and subsequent proposals to cut federal funds to the state.

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New York Gov Andrew Cuomo 2020?

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Sharp eyed New Yorkers KNOW this already as their Governor travels around the state announcing  job generating infrastructure projects….

After studiously avoiding the event for six years, Andrew Cuomo finally made an appearance in Washington during the presidential showcase formally known as the National Governors Association winter meeting.

The New York governor’s visit was fleeting — he hobnobbed at a Friday evening reception with his Democratic colleagues before returning home the same day — but it’s a step onto the national stage guaranteed to fuel speculation about his 2020 intentions.

“We need to win back the middle-class while pushing progressive values,” Cuomo said at a private dinner that included fellow governors Dannel Malloy, Jay Inslee, John Hickenlooper and Terry McAuliffe, according to a person who attended, before reviewing the “Middle Class Recovery Act” he’s currently pushing in Albany.

Cuomo, of course, insists that he’s not thinking about a presidential run in four years, even as he takes more steps to join the national conversation — in the days before the Washington trip, he urged congressional Democrats to “stand up” and “fight” to protect Obamacare. But New York operatives, state lawmakers and long-time associates see the 59-year-old governor as carefully laying down markers for his future, whatever it may hold, after Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat.

The cornerstone of that argument, and the way Cuomo sees himself as different and potentially more viable than more obvious 2020 prospects like Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown or even home-state Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has always been that Cuomo gets done what other politicians — usually legislators — simply talk about…..

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The Expanding Early 2020 Democratic Presidential field….

Less than fours years out….

The list of Democrats who COULD be in the running for the 202 Democratic Presidential nomination is growing….

Few are looked at as serious….

But they may be still on the list….

Most are NOT houshold Democratic names….

But neither was Bill Clinton or Barack Obama….

The list has Senators, Governors and retired politicians …..and just plain rich people like you-know-who types….

At least a dozen senators are widely thought to be in the mix — including Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey’s Cory Booker, California’s Kamala Harris, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, Oregon’s Jeff Merkley, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, Connecticut’s Chris Murphy, and both Minnesotans, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. But the depleted bench of Democratic governors is also stocked with possible White House hopefuls, expanding the list of credible presidential prospects to as many as two dozen.

“You say there are 7,000 Democrats who think they’re going to be president? Well 3,500 of them have a good shot at it,” said Democratic strategist Erik Smith, a veteran of multiple presidential campaigns, including Barack Obama’s. “There are so many candidates who have held back over the last 10 years. A lot of them didn’t get into the race because Hillary Clinton was running in 2007, and then a lot stayed out in 2016 because she ran again, so you have a whole generation that’s been waiting in the wings for years. Those calls are definitely happening.”…

New York’s Andrew Cuomo is high on the list of expected candidates, Washington’s Jay Inslee has caught operatives’ attention with his strident anti-Trump proclamations in recent months, and both Montana’s Steve Bullock and Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe are also surfacing on long-lists. Colorado’s John Hickenlooper pointedly refused to rule out a run just this week….

And there are More…..

Note….

Some one HAS mentioned Hillary Clinton also…..

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