Every single time she has been asked, Elizabeth Warren has emphatically insisted that she is not running for president in 2020. Yet she now sits on a record size pile of campaign cash. So much for getting big money out of politics.

Gabriel Debenedetti reports at Politico:

Warren positions herself for potential 2020 run

Elizabeth Warren has spent the past year making a series of below-the-radar moves that would put her in prime position to run for president in 2020 if she decides to.

The liberal icon and Republican bete noire has amassed more money in her campaign war chest than nearly any senator in modern history, groomed political connections with Democrats who’ve been skeptical of her in the past, and worked to bolster her bipartisan and foreign policy bona fides.

It’s part of a conscious break from the heads-down posture that Warren purposefully maintained during the first five years of her Senate career, a wide range of Democrats close to the Massachusetts senator and her tight-knit political operation told POLITICO. And it’s representative of Warren’s tricky navigation between the wishes of advocates who want her cutting a clear path to 2020, and supporters who think her best bet is to run up the score in her reelection race this year…

Warren is sitting on more campaign cash — $12.8 million — than nearly any other incumbent senator ever has at this point in an election cycle, despite what’s expected to be an easy reelection. But she also held 17 town hall events back home in Massachusetts last year.

Warren has apparently had a busy travel schedule lately, as well:

On top of visiting battleground states Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, in part to raise campaign cash for Senate colleagues there, Warren is by far the most prominent early backer of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which Warren helped create.

“She has been, really, a nonstop presence here since 2016,” said David Pepper, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party.

Pure coincidence, I’m sure.

Here’s another development that’s happening by chance. Warren is already getting the Obama hero worship treatment.

The Associated Press reports:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Gets 2nd Turn As Comic Book Hero

All comic book heroes need a sequel – even U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

The Massachusetts Democrat was the focus last year of a 22-page comic titled “Female Force: Elizabeth Warren,” which told the story of Warren’s rise from Oklahoma schoolgirl to U.S. senator and champion of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party.

Now publisher TidalWave Comics is bringing out a sequel, “Female Force: Elizabeth Warren #2,” chronicling the early days of Warren’s 2012 U.S. Senate campaign and her rise to power.

Instead of Batman battling the Joker, readers can follow along as Warren battles Congress to ease the burden of crushing student loan debt.

Here’s the nauseating cover of the Warren comic book:

If Warren runs and doesn’t get the Democratic Party nomination, she will still be on the short list as a running mate. She’ll also be hailed by the media as America’s savior from the age of Trump. Count on it.

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