She has a spot in Democratic leadership, a swelling alliance of liberals in Congress and a rabid following in the Democratic Party.
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The question is: What does Elizabeth Warren want to do with all that power?
Groups on the left are trying to draft the Massachusetts liberal into the presidential race, viewing her as the perfect populist counterweight to Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Warren has steadfastly refused those overtures, and allies take her at her word that she isn’t planning to run.
Meanwhile, her influence in the Senate is on the rise, partly due to a new position in Democratic leadership that makes her a liaison to groups on the left who have grown frustrated with the party’s direction.