Elizabeth Warren: It’s ‘too early’ after midterms to think about a 2020 run

"I don't have a timeline," the senator said, two days after she was elected to her second term.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren celebrated her win at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel Tuesday night.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren celebrated her win at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel Tuesday night. –John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, on the heels of a successful reelection bid this week, said it’s “too early” for her to have begun considering whether she’ll make a presidential run in 2020.

“It’s less than 48 hours,” Warren said at a press conference Thursday, The Boston Globe reports. “I said I would take a hard look and I will. Too early.”

On Tuesday, Warren garnered 60 percent of the vote against Republican Geoff Diehl and Independent Shiva Ayyadurai to secure a second term.

The prominent Democrat, often speculated as a potential presidential candidate, also told reporters she has no timeline for her decision making, adding she was focused on the midterm elections until this week.

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But Warren has previously stoked the belief that she’ll mount a campaign for the Oval Office.

In recent months, she has donated thousands to Democrats across the country, launched Senate reelection ads seen by millions around the United States, and published personal records on her website, including results of a DNA test that indicate she likely had a Native American ancestor at some point six to 10 generations ago.

According to MassLive, Warren said Thursday she’s not concerned about the political impact about of the DNA test and her ancestry, which fueled controversy following the release of the results.

An Axios poll by SurveyMonkey released this week shows if Warren were to face President Donald Trump in 2020, she has a slight, two-point edge with a 49 to 47 percent lead.

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