REPORT: Hillary Working Behind The Scenes With 1 Surging Democrat Candidate
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She just won't go away. According to a recent report, failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is working behind the scenes for Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.
Warren briefly helped Clinton during her run for president and the two have allegedly remained in contact since Warren announced her run for president back in February.
Check out what the NBC News reported:
The two women have kept a line of communication open since the Massachusetts senator decided to run for president — though only a conversation around the time of Warren's launch has been previously reported — according to several people familiar with their discussions who spoke to NBC on the condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of private interactions.
It’s hard to know exactly how many times they’ve reached out to each other — or precisely what they’ve discussed — in part because neither camp wants to reveal much of anything about their interaction and in part because they have each other's phone numbers, and there are many ways for two high-powered politicians to communicate that don’t involve their staffs.
One source was aware of just one additional call between Warren and Clinton since then. But a person who is close to Clinton said the contact has been substantial enough to merit attention, describing a conversation between the two as seemingly recent because it was "front of mind" for her.
“That has clearly not gone unnoticed, and I think she really appreciates that,” the source said to NBC news.
“Hillary Clinton would absolutely have influence over a number of delegates to this convention,” vice-chairwoman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Deb Kozikowski said to NBC.
Another source said that Clinton has been watching from the side and strongly approves of Warren's far-left progressive stances.
“She has applauded her about being serious and disciplined and loves that she is sticking to her guns,” the source said.
NBC also brought up the rivalry between Biden and Clinton in the past. Check out what else they reported:
Clinton has relationships with most if not all of the Democratic candidates, and she met with or spoke to many of them at the start of this campaign cycle. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, sat down with Clinton in New York several months ago when his star was rising and he needed to clear the air following a report on his criticism of Clinton's campaign. But the contact with Warren appears to have been more than a courtesy call or a trip to the principal's office.
With a progressive base behind her, Warren's political need is to make establishment Democrats comfortable with her candidacy. Clinton, whose politics arguably have been closer to Biden's over the course of her career, has deep credibility in those circles.
But Clinton and Biden developed a rivalry when they worked in the Obama administration and as they both prepared for a 2016 campaign that Biden ultimately didn't enter. She also might take into consideration factors other than proximity on policy if she decides to back a candidate at some point.
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